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 JLNielsen@KU.edu, 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.