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Professor Michael Miller

The IHPST is delighted to have our own Dr. Michael Miller as the leader of our March Research Seminar.

Michael Miller is Assistant Professor of the Department of Philosophy and Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto. He received his Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017. Before that he received an M.A. in the Foundation of Physics from Columbia University and a B.A. in Physics and Philosophy from the University of Chicago. His research interests are primarily in the philosophy of physics, the philosophy of science and the history of 20th century physics. He has published several papers about the philosophy of physics, including:

  • (forthcoming) “Haag’s Theorem, Apparent Inconsistency, and the Empirical Adequacy of Quantum Field Theory.” The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
  • “The Origins of Schwinger’s Euclidean Green’s Functions,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 50, (2015): 5-12.

For further information, see his website: http://miller.philosophy.utoronto.ca/

In the research seminar, he will be discussing the following two topics:

  • Why do we need such a thing as the philosophy of quantum field theory?
  • How is the philosophy of quantum field theory related to the general philosophy of science?

This seminar will provide us with a great opportunity to learn about our new faculty member Dr. Miller’s fascinating research. Join us for this exciting event!

When: March 7, 12-2 pm
Where: IHPST Common room.
Lunch, coffee and tea will be provided.

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