MSt in Philosophy of Physics Alumni Information

The MSt in Philosophy of Physics offers a graduate education in philosophy of physics of the highest possible quality and provides a foundation from which candidates can go on to pursue doctoral work in the area. This page provides information on what graduates of the MSt in Philosophy of Physics have gone on to do.

5 students graduated from the MSt Philosophy of Physics in 2017

Progressed to doctoral studies in philosophy or physics: 1
Other: 3
Unknown: 1 

Markus Dreher is currently studying for a habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in Philosophy in Munich, Germany (from November 2017)

Ahmad Elabbar is currently learning German at the Volkshochschule Erfurt, Germany (from October 2017)

Johannes Fankhauser is currently working on a research project in the Quantum Information Group at ETH Zurich (from October 2017). He has accepted a place to study for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2018)

Benjamin Graves - TBC 

Alvaro Mozota Frauca is currently working for SDG group, a consulting firm specialised in data management, analytics and big data (from February 2018)

2 others transferred to the second year of the BPhil in Philosophy 

Tomas Albergo transferred to the second year of the BPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (October 2017 - June 2018)

Jens Jäger transferred to the second year of the BPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (October 2017 - June 2018)

Information last updated March 2018

3 students graduated from the MSt Philosophy of Physics in 2016

Progressed to doctoral studies in philosophy or physics: 3

Patricia Contreras Tejada is currently studying for a PhD in Maths and Physics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (from September 2016)

Patrick Duerr is currently studying for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2016)

Martin Lesourd is currently studying for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2016)

2 others transferred to the second year of the BPhil in Philosophy

Rhys Borchert transferred to the second year of the BPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (October 2016 – June 2017)

Matthew McMillan transferred to the second year of the BPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (October 2016 – June 2017). He is currently studying for a PhD in Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles (from September 2017 

Information last updated March 2018

4 students graduated from the MSt Philosophy of Physics in 2015

Progressed to doctoral studies in philosophy or physics: 3
Other doctoral studies:  1

William Berdanier is currently studying for a PhD in Physics at UC Berkeley (from September 2015)

Paul Boes is currently studying for a PhD in Physics at Freie Universität Berlin (from September 2015)

Amos Chan is currently studying for the DPhil in Theoretical Physics at the University of Oxford (from September 2015)

Andrea Ferrari is currently studying for the DPhil in Mathematics at the University of Oxford (from September 2015)

Information last updated March 2018

3 students graduated from the MSt Philosophy of Physics in 2014

Progressed to doctoral studies in philosophy or physics: 3

Niels Linnemann went on to complete a Master in Applied Mathematics (Theoretical Physics, Part III) at the University of Cambridge (2014 – 2015) and is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy of Physics at the University of Geneva (from September 2016)

Tushar Menon is currently studying for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2014)

Carina Prunkl is currently studying for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2014)

1 other transferred to the second year of the BPhil in Philosophy

David Tena Cucala transferred to the second year of the BPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (October 2014 – June 2015). He went on to complete an MSc in Computer Science at the University of Oxford (September 2015 - June 2016) and is now studying for a DPhil in Computer Science also at Oxford (from September 2016)

Information last updated March 2018

4 students graduated from the MSt Philosophy of Physics in 2013

Progressed to doctoral studies in philosophy or physics:  2
Other:  3
Unknown:  0

Niels Martens went on to complete the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford  (2013 – 2017) and is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in Philosophy of Physics, Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology, RWTH Aachen University, as part of the interdisciplinary research unit "Epistemology of the LHC" (September 2016 – October 2019)

Raja Panjwani will be studying for a PhD in Economics at New York University Stern School of Business in September 2018.

Diego Romero Maltrana is currently an Associate Professor at Instituto de Física, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (from March 2014), and a researcher at Instituto de Filosofía y Ciencias de la Complejidad (from November 2013) 

Olinga Tahzib went on to complete the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at BPP Law. He completed a pupillage at Outer Temple Chambers in 2016 and is currently a Barrister at Outer Temple Chambers (from September 2017) 

1 other transferred to the second year of the BPhil in Philosophy

Athamos Stradis transferred to the second year of the BPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (October 2013 – June 2014). He is now studying for a PhD in Philosophy at Kings College London (from September 2015)

Information last updated March 2018

6 students graduated from the MSt Philosophy of Physics in 2012

Progressed to doctoral studies in philosophy or physics:  4
Other:  1
Unknown:  1

Alec Domm is retired but retains a keen interest in Astronomy and is a member of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS)

Robert Marsland III is currently studying for a PhD in Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (from September 2012)

Tom Møller-Nielsen went on to complete the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (2012 – 2016) and is currently a Stipendiary Lecturer in Philosophy at Oriel College, University of Oxford (September 2016 – April 2018)

James Sills

Zachary Slepian went on to complete both an A.M. in Astronomy (2014) and a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2016) at Harvard University He is now a Chamberlain Fellow and an Einstein Fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (from 2016) 

Manus Visser went on to complete a Masters in Theoretical Physics at the University of Amsterdam (2014) and is currently studying for a PhD in Theoretical Physics at the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Amsterdam (from 2014)

Information last updated March 2018

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