Research Team

Silvia De Bianchi

Principal Investigator

Ramón y Cajal Fellow
Department of Philosophy & Centre for the History of Science (CEHIC)

After receiving my PhD in Philosophy at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, I worked as post-doc in UK (University College London), Germany (Siegen University and TU Dortmund) and France (ENS Paris). In 2014 I moved to Barcelona and worked as Marie Curie Fellow at the Centre for the History of Science of the UAB. In 2017, I joined the Department of Philosophy as Ramón y Cajal Fellow. My research interests cover epistemological questions emerging in Immanuel Kant’s philosophy and natural science, as well as in Hermann Weyl’s scientific and philosophical works. I am interested in developing methodologies that integrate the history and philosophy of science and in exploring how models work in scientific practice.

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Selected Publications

Articles:

  • “Combining finite and infinite elements: Why do we use infinite idealizations in engineering?” Synthese, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-018-1864-y (2018).
  • “The stage on which our ingenious play is performed: Kant's epistemology of Weltkenntnis, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsa.2018.06.006 (2018).
  • "Introduction to the special issue Hermann Weyl and the philosophy of the ‘New Physics’" with G. Catren, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, DOI 10.1016/j.shpsb.2017.06.005 (2017).
  • “Rethinking antiparticles. Hermann Weyl's contribution to neutrino physics” in Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, DOI 10.1016/j.shpsb.2017.03.006 (2017).
  • “Hermann Weyl e i dibattiti sulla teoria di campo unificato”, Giornale di Astronomia, 42, 4 (2016), pp. 18-23.

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