Jennifer Whyte

My main interests are in thought experiments in science and the representation of physical theories by different flavours of mathematics. I am also interested in the epistemology of experiment, philosophy of physics, philosophy of mathematics, and Early Modern philosophy; especially that of Galileo, Descartes, and Robert Boyle. I have a historical interest in the history of physics and chemistry, as well as the closely intertwined history of natural magic, witchcraft, astrology, and alchemy. Before moving to Pitt, I received a B.Sc. in Physics and Philosophy from the University of Toronto.