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.