The Institute is pleased to announce the addition of our new faculty member Michael E. Miller. Michael’s research addresses the philosophy of physics and the philosophy of science. He is also interested in the history of physics and has a background in particle physics which informs his current research. Before coming to the IHPST, he completed a B.A. in Physics and Philosophy at the University of Chicago, an M.A. in the Foundations of Physics at Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh.
His research is focused on reconceptualizing how mathematics functions as a language for describing empirical phenomena. He looks to apparent mathematical deficiencies of scientific theories and construes them as hints about how the theory represents the world.
For more information regarding Michael’s research, publications and activities please see: http://www.pitt.edu/~mem208/