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 and the insufficience of "mechanism" as a fundamental unit of scientific explanation.

More broadly, I study models of scientific explanation and
epistemology and ontology of physical systems especially in field theories and quantum systems.

I hail from mathematical physics and pursue secondary projects in high energy particle physics and philosophy of scientific practice.

My other philosophical interests include the ethics of technology / AI, ethics of gaming (especially ARGs, VR and online gaming ), 12th century philosophy, early modern enlightenment philosophy, and contemporary philosophy of sex and gender.

Reach me at, check out my CV here (which needs updating), or tweet me at @QualiaQuanta. 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.