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Joseph Baxley
1st year, History Track
Education: B.S. in Physics, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Email: jbaxley@nd.edu
Areas of Interest: History of Astronomy in Medieval Mediterranean and Europe, Medieval Islamic Natural Philosophy

Martin Beers

Martin Beers
3rd year, Philosophy Track
Education: B.A., Liberal Arts, Thomas Aquinas College, 2015
Email: mbeers1@nd.edu
Areas of Interest: philosophy of physics, philosophy of biology, and philosophy of mathematics; ancient and medieval philosophy, especially Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas; synthesis of the Aristotelian-Thomistic tradition with the discoveries of modern empirical science.

Char Brecevic

Char Brecevic
1st year, Philosophy Track
Char received her B.A. in Philosophy and B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Colorado in 2013. Immediately after her undergraduate career, she worked as an analytical chemist with the Biomass Analytical Team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, specializing in compositional analysis of feedstocks for ethanol production. Her growing philosophical interest in the role of language and conceptual schemes in designing and executing experiments led Char to the History and Philosophy of Science program at the University of Notre Dame. 
Areas of Interest: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Language, Environmental Philosophy, Scientific Representation, Ethics, Feminist Phenomenology, and Philosophy of Mind.

Paromita Chaudhuri
1st year, History Track

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Jamee Elder
3rd year, Philosophy Track
Education: M.Phil., Philosophy, University of Cambridge, 2014; B.A.(Hons)(First Class), Philosophy, University of Canterbury, 2012; B.Sc., Philosophy, University of Canterbury, 2012
Email: jamee.c.elder.9@nd.edu
Areas of Interest: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics


 

Jude Galbraith

Jude Galbraith
2nd year, Philosophy Track
Education: B.A., Philosophy, University of Dallas, 2014
Email: jgalbra1@nd.edu
Areas of Interest: Technology and Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, History of the Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Medicine, Science Policy. 

 

Ashton Green

Ashton Green
1st year, Philosophy Track
Research Interests: Isaac Newton, Theories of Space, Neoplatonism, Early Modern Metaphysics, History of Physics, Ancient and Medieval Metaphysics, Jewish and Islamic Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Religion

 

John Hanson
3rd year, Philosophy Track
Education: B.A., Philosophy and History, University of Minnesota (2008), M.A., Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (2012)
Research Interests: Philosophy and History of Science, Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics

Moiz Hasan
6th 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.

Gregory Macklem

Gregory Macklem
History Track
Education: B.Sc., Mathematics and Biology, University of Michigan, 1993
Email: Gregory.L.Macklem.1@nd.edu
Current position: Society Coordinator for the History of Science Society

 

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Michelle Marvin
3rd year, Theology and Science track
Education: B.A. Mathematics and Music (double major), SUNY Potsdam, 2004; M.Ed. Roberts Wesleyan College, 2006; MA(TS) St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry, 2014
Email: mmarvin@nd.edu
Research: History and philosophy of the mind sciences, theology and science dialogue. My primary research interests address the question: What happens to self-identity when, through neuro-degenerative memory loss (such as Alzheimer's Disease), a person forgets God? I am using a historically and philosophically informed approach to develop a theological anthropology that dialogues with the sciences of the mind, in order to investigate the problem of memory loss and what it means to be a 'self' from individual, relational, and communal perspectives. 

Mousa Mohammadian

Mousa Mohammadian
5th 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, Metaphysics (esp. Naturalized or Scientific Metaphysics), Early Modern Philosophy of Science
Dissertation Title:  “Theoretical Virtues from Science to Metaphysics” Advisor: Anjan Chakravartty Committee: Katherine Brading, Lynn Joy, Janet Kourany, Meghan Sullivan

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Sarah Naramore
4th year, History Track
Education: AB History and Biology (double major) Lafayette College, 2012
Email: Sarah.E.Naramore.1@nd.edu
Research interests: History of Medicine, 18th and Early 19th-Century American History, Atlantic History.
Research: My research focuses on American medical theory and practice at the turn of the nineteenth century. I explore the role of Benjamin Rush's attempt develop an American medical practice distinct from both traditional European and emerging "tropical" medicine. 
Dissertation Title: “Revolutions in the Atmosphere: Benjamin Rush and the Making of American Medicine” Advisor: Christopher S. Hamlin Committee: Jon Coleman, Patrick Griffin, Evan Ragland

Julianna Poole

Julianna Poole
2nd year, History Track
Education: BS, Microbiology, Ohio State University, 2012; MA, Molecular Biology, Princeton University, 2014
Email: jpoole@nd.edu
Areas of Interest: Medieval science and medicine.

 

 

Sebastian Murgueitio Ramirez

Sebastian Murgueitio Ramirez
2nd year, Philosophy track
Education: B.A., Philosophy and B.S., Physics, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, 2014
Email:  smurguei@nd.edu
Areas of Interest: Philosophy of physics, philosophy of science, and metaphysics.

 

Maureen Ryland
1st year, Philosophy Track

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John Slattery
4th 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.
Dissertation Title: "Old Science, New Problems: A Theological Analysis of John Zahm's Attempt to Bridge Evolution and Roman Catholicism" Advisor: J. Matthew Ashley Committee: Robert Krieg, Celia Deane-Drummond, Don Howard

Jeremy Steeger

Jeremy Steeger
4th year, Philosophy Track
Education: B.S. Physics, MIT, 2013.
Email: jsteeger@nd.edu
Areas of Interest: History of philosophy of science, methodology, philosophy of physics
 

Monica Solomon HPS

Monica Solomon
6th 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.
Dissertation Title: "On the Interactions between Mathematical Methods and Metaphysics in Isaac Newton’s Writings: the Case of Mathematical Forces" Advisor: Katherine Brading Committee: Curtis Franks, Lynn Joy, George Smith

Shu Xia
1st year, Philosophy Track