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Laura Bland

Laura Bland
5th year, History Track
Education: B.A., History, Beloit College, 2008
Email: lbland@nd.edu
Research: Early modern chemistry and alchemy
CV: Laura Bland CV

 

Bohang Chen

Bohang Chen
1st year, Philosophy Track
Education: B.S., Biology, Tsinghua University, 2011; M.A., Philosophy, Tsinghua University, 2013
Email: Bohang.Chen.163@nd.edu
Areas of interest: History and philosophy of science, history and philosophy of biology, evolutionary theories

 

Beatriz Carrillo

Beatriz Carrillo
2nd year, History Track
Education: B.A in History, Universidad Diego Portales 2010; M.A. in Contemporary Thought, Universidad Diego Portales
Email: carrillo.8@nd.edu

 

Stephen Case

Stephen Case
4th year, History Track
Education: B.Sc., Physical Science, Olivet Nazarene University, 2005; M.A., Physics, University of Mississippi, 2007
Email: Stephen.R.Case.15@nd.edu
Dissertation title (provisional): John Herschel and 19th century stellar astronomy
Director: Chris Hamlin
Steve's website: https://sites.google.com/a/nd.edu/stephencase/nonfiction
CV: Stephen Case- CV

 

Manuela Fernndez

Manuela Fernández Pinto
6th year, Philosophy Track
Education: B.A., Philosophy, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, 2006; M.A., Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, 2011
Email: mfernan3@nd.edu
Dissertation: Learning from Ignorance: Agnotology's Contributions to Philosophy of Science
Advisor: Janet Kourany
Research: I came to Notre Dame with an interest in feminist epistemology, which slowly shifted towards agnotology, or the study of ignorance. My research focuses on the normative problems that the social construction of ignorance presents for the current state of science organization. In the past years, historians of science have highlighted the mechanisms used by different interest groups to foster ignorance and impede an appropriate flow and consolidation of scientific knowledge (the most famous examples being the tobacco industry campaign to undermine cancer research, and the attack on climate science). As a philosopher, my aim is to analyze the epistemological problems that arise from these cases, and to show that a normative account of scientific knowledge is not only possible, but pressing.
Webpage: nd.edu/~mfernan3

 

Matthew Gorski

Matthew Gorski
4th year, Philosophy Track
Education: B.A., Physics and Philosophy, College of Wooster, 2009
Email: Matthew.T.Gorski.19@nd.edu
Research: My primary research is in the philosophy of physics, especially in the metaphysical implications of physical theories. I plan to write my dissertation on the interpretation of effective field theories in particle physics and condensed matter and their implications for the metaphysics of interlevel relations. I am also interested in the history of quantum electrodynamics during the 30's and 40's.
Matt's webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/mgorski8/home
CV: Matt Gorski - CV

 

Moiz Hasan
4th year, History Track
Education: B.Sc., Mathematics, Lahore University of Management Sciences, 2009
Email: Moiz.Hasan.3@nd.edu
Research: My research interests cover the history of the disciplines of learning in Islam, including both the exact and the traditional sciences, as well as the historical, philosophical, and contemporary aspects of the relationship between science and religion.

 

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Xiaoxing Jin
2nd year, History Track
Education: B.A., English Language and Literature, Lanzhou University, 2007;  MSc., History of Science and Technology, Peking University, 2012
Email: xjin1@nd.edu
Research: Darwinian and Evolutionary thought in China; history of science in China; Intellectual history; philosophy of science; comparative history

 

Gregory Macklem

Gregory Macklem
History Track
Education: B.Sc., Mathematics and Biology, University of Michigan, 1993
Email: Gregory.L.Macklem.1@nd.edu

 

Mousa Mohammadian

Mousa Mohammadian
3rd year, Philosophy Track
Education: B.Sc., Mining Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, 2006; M.A. Philosophy, Shahid Beheshti University, 2009
Email: mohammadian.1@nd.edu
Research: Philosophy of science in early modern period, Kant, Islamic science and philosophy

 

Sara Naramore HPS

Sarah Naramore
2nd year, History Track
Education: AB History and Biology (double major) Lafayette College, 2012
Email: Sarah.E.Naramore.1@nd.edu

 

Charles Pence

Charles Pence
7th year, Philosophy Track
Education: B.A., Philosophy, Princeton University, 2007
Email: Charles.H.Pence.3@nd.edu, charles@charlespence.net
Dissertation: Chance in Evolutionary Theory: Fitness, Selection, and Genetic Drift in Philosophical and Historical Perspective
Advisor: Grant Ramsey
Charles' webpage: http://charlespence.net/
Research: I work on the philosophy and history of evolutionary theory, particularly the conceptual structure of evolution by natural selection and the development and use of chance and statistics in biology
Charles Pence - CV

 

Pablo Ruiz de Olano

Pablo Ruiz de Olano Altuna
5th year, Philosophy track
Education: Physics, University of Salamanca, 2007; M.A., Philosophy, University of Barcelona, 2009
Email: Pablo.RuizDeOlanoAltuna.1@nd.edu
Research: My main interest concerns the philosophy physics. Most of my work in this area has focused on the role of group theory in high energy physics and its applications to structural realism. I'm also interested in the history of the philosophy of science, in particular in the philosophy of science of the early 20th century Spanish physicist Blas Cabrera, and in the role of values in science.

 

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John Slattery
2nd year, Theology and Science Track
Education: B.S., Computer Science, Georgetown University. MA(TS), Systematic Theology, Saint Paul School of Theology
Email: jslatter@nd.edu
Research: My main area of research focuses around the interplay of the recent theology/science dialogue as it relates to dialogues between faith and reason in the late 20th century, as well as discussions between the philosophy and theology at the dawn of modern science in the 16th and 17th centuries. In doing this, I hope to advance the place of the theology/science dialogue within historically fundamental theological discussions within Christianity.

 

Jeremy Steeger
1st year
Email: Jeremy.A.Steeger.1@nd.edu

 

Monica Solomon HPS

Monica Solomon
4th year, Philosophy Track
Education: B.A., Computer Science, University of Bucharest, 2006; B.A., Philosophy, University of Bucharest, 2010
Email: Solomon.13@nd.edu
Research: Philosophy of time; Early Modern & early analytical mechanics (Newton, Descartes, Huygens); Ignorance and skepticism; Philosophy and practice of mathematics (mathematical explanation, mathematics in the seventeenth century). I wish I could free Newton's genius from the bottle of history and see the world through the lenses of a "naturalism without mirrors." I find Stoic advice useful and (Socratic) irony indispensable.