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: 3
Other: 1
Unknown: 1 

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

Ahmad Elabbar studied German at the Volkshochschule Erfurt, Germany (from October 2017 - May 2018). He is currently working at Cambridge Assessment at the University of Cambridge. He will begin an MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine at the University of Cambridge in September 2019.

Johannes Fankhauser worked on a research project in the Quantum Information Group at ETH Zurich (from October 2017 - July 2018). He is currently studying for the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (from September 2018)

Benjamin Graves - TBC 

Alvaro Mozota Frauca worked for SDG group, a consulting firm specialised in data management, analytics and big data (from February 2018). He is currently studying for a PhD in Philosophy of Physics at the University of Barcelona (from October 2018)

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

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

Tomas Albergo transferred to the second year of the BPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (October 2017 - June 2018). He is now studying for a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh (from August 2018)

Jens Jäger transferred to the second year of the BPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (October 2017 - June 2018). He is now studying for a PhD in Philosophy at New York University (from September 2018)

Information last updated December 2018

3 students graduated from the MSt Philosophy of Physics in 2016

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

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

Progressed to doctoral studies in philosophy or physics:  1
Other:  1
Unknown:  0

Rhys Borchert 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 Philosophy at the University of Arizona (from August 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 December 2018

4 students graduated from the MSt Philosophy of Physics in 2015

Progressed to doctoral studies in philosophy or physics:  3
Other:  1
Unknown:  0

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 December 2018

3 students graduated from the MSt Philosophy of Physics in 2014

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

Niels Linnemann went on to complete a Master in Applied Mathematics (Theoretical Physics, Part III) at the University of Cambridge (2014 – 2015). He 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 went on to complete the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (September 2014 - December 2018). She is now working as a Senior Research Scholar at the Future of Humanity Institute (October 2018 - September 2020)

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

Progressed to doctoral studies in philosophy or physics:  0
Other:  1
Unknown:  0

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 December 2018

4 students graduated from the MSt Philosophy of Physics in 2013

Progressed to doctoral studies in philosophy or physics:  1
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 is currently studying for a PhD in Economics at New York University Stern School of Business (from 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

Progressed to doctoral studies in philosophy or physics:  1
Other:  0
Unknown:  0

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 December 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 studied for a PhD in Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from September 2012 which he completed in June 2017. He is now a Postdoctoral Fellow at Boston University (from July 2017)

Tom Møller-Nielsen went on to complete the DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford (2012 – 2016) and worked as a Stipendiary Lecturer in Philosophy at Oriel College, University of Oxford  from 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 December 2018

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