Former Members & Alumni

Affiliations listed below are the most recent affiliations.

If you are a former member but are not listed below or your photo is missing, please contact COSMO-MASTER.assistant@uu.nl.

Faculty

  • University of Konstanz
  • Associate Prof. of Theoretical Philosophy 2010-13
    Assistant Prof. of Theoretical Philosophy 2007-10
  • Harvard University
  • Rotating "Treaty of Utrecht" Chair 2010
    History and Philosophy of Experimental Physics & Astronomy
  • VU Amsterdam & Leiden University
  • Assistant Professor History of Science 1991-2007
    PhD Student 1991 (History of Gravitational Physics)
  • Utrecht University
  • Professor of Philosophy of the Natural Sciences 1966-85
    Extraordinary Professor of Philosophy of the Exact Natural Sciences 1961-66
  • Professor of History of Mathematics & the Natural Sciences 1960-63
    Extraordinary Professor of History of Mathematics & the Natural Sciences 1953-60

PostDocs

  • Dr. Alexander Afriat

    Université de Bretagne Occidentale
  • Marie Curie Fellow - early '00s
  • Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
  • NWO PostDoc 1996-2000
    Instructor 1998-2000
    Student Foundations of Physics 1983-88
  • Dr. Tim Budden

    Université catholique de Louvain
  • PostDoc - late 90's

PhD Students

  • Dr. Maaneli Derakshani

    Rutgers University
  • PhD Student, Guest Researcher & Junior Descartes Fellow 2016-19
    Quantum Foundations
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
  • PhD Student 2012-14
    HPS Master Student 2012
    Philosophy of Physics
  • Western University
  • PhD Student 2014
    Foundations of Quantum Field Theory
  • Dr. Michael P. Seevinck

  • PhD Student 2008
    Quantum Foundations
  • Huygens Institute (KNAW)
  • Book Review Editor for the History of Science Journal ISIS 2016-17
    University Guest Lecturer 2006/07
    PhD Student 1999 (History of Astronomy)
  • Dr. Henri G. Heijmans

    TU Delft
  • PhD Student 1994
    History of Experimental Physics
  • Dr. Dick J. Hoekzema

  • PhD Student 1993
    Quantum Foundations
  • Dr. Cornelis (Kees) de Pater

    Utrecht University
  • PhD Student 1979
    History of Physics (Natural Philosophy)

Visitors

  • University of Geneva & MPIWG Berlin
  • Junior Descartes Fellow 2023
  • The City College of New York & CUNY Graduate Center
  • Senior Descartes Fellow 2022
  • Dr. Dinçer Çevik

    Mugla University
  • EPSA Fellow 2020
  • University of Florence & University of Pisa
  • Visiting PhD Student 2019-20
  • Neda Ghatrouei

  • Junior Descartes Fellow 2019
  • Dr. Marek Woszczek

    Adam Mickiewicz University
  • EPSA Fellow 2018
  • University of Sevilla
  • Junior Descartes Fellow 2018
    HPS Master Student 2011-13
  • Centre de philosophie des sciences et sociétés & Archives Henri-Poincaré
  • Junior Descartes Fellow 2018
    Erasmus+ Visiting PhD Student 2017
  • Dr. Simon Newey

  • Short-term Visitor 2018
  • Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo"
  • Visiting PhD Student 2016-17
  • René Descartes

    The Netherlands
  • The First Descartes Fellow 1635
    Philosophy Guest Lecturer 1635

Master Students

  • Marien Raat

  • HPS & Computing Science Twin Master Student 2020-23
  • Thijs M.K. Latten

    TU Delft
  • HPS Master Student 2020-22
  • Thijs Hemme

  • HPS Master Student 2022
  • Mon Klein Douwel

  • HPS Master Student 2022
  • Edoardo Tagliani

  • HPS Master Student 2022
  • Bart Verbeek

  • HPS Master Student 2022
  • University of Western Ontario
  • Teaching Assistant "The Quantum World" 2023
    HPS Master Student 2019-21
  • Skander Jaïbi

  • HPS Master Student 2020
  • Martijn Jansen

  • HPS Master Student 2019
  • Otto Abel Lange

    Utrecht University Library
  • HPS Master Student 2019
  • Kamiel Mobach

  • HPS Master Student 2019
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • HPS Master Student 2019
  • Nijs van Tuijl

  • HPS Master Student 2016-2018
  • University of Cambridge
  • HPS Master Student & Student Representative 2015-18
  • J.G. Hoogland

  • HPS Master Student 2018
  • Suzette Obbink

    Physics teacher
  • HPS Master Student 2014-17
  • Peter Barker

  • HPS Master Student 2017
  • Kees Greven

  • HPS Master Student 2017
  • Noelia Iranzo Ribera

    University of Birmingham
  • HPS Master Student 2017
  • Manuel Buitenhuis

  • HPS Master Student 2016
  • Rachel Lensink

  • HPS Master Student 2015
  • Matthijs H.J. Ultee

  • HPS Master Student 2015
  • Lara van Zuilen

  • HPS Master Student 2015
  • Victor R. Evink

  • HPS Master Student 2014
  • Olle Spoelstra

  • HPS Master Student 2014
  • Pim van der Heijden

  • HPS Master Student 2014
  • Coen Bummer

  • HPS Master Student 2013
  • Gijs J. Leegwater

    Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • HPS Master Student 2013
  • Nicholas P.C. Evans

  • HPS Master Student 2012
  • Giulia Paparo

    Pädagogische Hochschule Schwyz
  • HPS Master Student 2012
  • Vincent Schoutsen

  • HPS Master Student 2012
  • Steven van der Laan

    Physics Teacher
  • HPS Master Student 2012
  • Marijn Hollestelle

    QANU
  • HPS Master Student
  • Utrechts Stedelijk Gymnasium
  • Managing Editor Studies in History and Philosophy of Physics 2003-06
    Student Foundations of Physics 1992-98
  • Carles Guillén Alminana

  • HPS Master Student 2021-24