Jennifer Lorraine Nielsen
MS Physics, PhD-in-Progress, Philosophy of Science, University of Kansas

My doctoral dissertation in philosophy of science concerns the limits of mechanistic explanation. More broadly, I study epistemology and ontology of physical systems and models of scientific explanation. I am especially interested in the intersection of scientific and mathematical explanation, particularly in the cases of field theories and quantum mechanical systems. I hail from mathematical physics and also pursue secondary projects in high energy particle physics and the philosophy of scientific practice.

My other philosophical interests include the ethics of technology / AI / blackbox systems, 12th century "Renaissance" philosophy as well as early modern enlightenment philosophy, and contemporary philosophy of sex and gender.

Reach me at JLNielsen@KU.edu, check out my CV here, or tweet me at @QuantaJQualia. You'll hear more about me soon. Stay tuned!

Check out the trailer for my interview discussing nonlocality on the Curious Minds program only on Curiosity Stream and then take a listen to my podcast Science by Number in which I interview leading scientists and curious characters with my cohost Jessica Scott.