Through my research I aim to understand the relations between theories of physics applicable at different energy scales: such relations are often associated with the terms 'reduction' and 'emergence'. I explore these relations through the analysis of a number of case studies. These include: phase transitions and the universality of critical phenomena, effective field theories, and theories of phonons in condensed matter systems.
University of BristolDepartment of PhilosophyPost-doctoral Research Associate In 'The Metaphysical Unity of Science'
King's College London
Department of Philosophy