Research

Utrecht has a long and rich history in history, philosophy & foundations of physics. Traditionally, our research strengths include:

1. History and foundations of quantum theory

Pablo Acuña*, Guido Bacciagaluppi, Maaneli Derakhshani*, Dennis Dieks, Stefano Furlan, Ronnie Hermens, Jan Hilgevoord*, Dick Hoekzema*, Marc Holman, Damon Moley, F.A. Muller, Thomas Müller*, Cristian de Ronde*, Michiel Seevinck*, Diana Taschetto, Pieter Vermaas*

2. History and philosophy of thermal physics

Janneke van Lith-van Dis, Carina Prunkl, Jos Uffink

3. History and philosophy of chronogeometry: space, time, gravity & energy

Pablo Acuña*, Viktor Blasjo, Dennis Dieks, Jeroen van Dongen*, Marc Holman, Frans van Lunteren*, Damon Moley, Niels Martens, Daan Wegener

4. History and philosophy of extraterrestrial physics: astronomy, cosmology, atmospheric physics & the space sciences

David Baneke, Maura Burke, Antonio Ferreiro de Aguiar, Rob van Gent, Albert van Helden, Marc Holman, Niels Martens, Damon Moley, David Skogerboe, Sanne Vergouwen, Robert-Jan Wille, Sabine Winters, Huib Zuidervaart*

5. History of knowledge and philosophy of understanding, focusing on physics

David Baneke, Floris Cohen, Luca Forgiarini, Sjang ten Hagen, Casper Hakfoort*, Henri Heijmans*, Frans van Lunteren*, Emma Mojet, Henk de Regt*, Harry Snelders*, Daan Wegener, Robert-Jan Wille

*starred names are currently not actively affiliated with UU History and Philosophy of Physics anymore

See profile pages for individual research projects of staff members, here for PhD projects, here for previous projects, and below for current collaborative projects.

Collaborations, Networks & Research Groups