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.