Marian J.R. Gilton

  • Assistant Professor • Alumni Lecture Coordinator

My primary research interests are in the history and philosophy of physics. I’m interested in the mathematical and conceptual foundations of contemporary particle physics; the relationship between classical and quantum field theories; the history of quantum mechanics; and the history of mathematical, metaphysical, and other conceptual precursors to the Scientific Revolution. I have secondary research interests in philosophical logic, especially as applied to moral reasoning.

Selected Courses

  • Newton (graduate)
  • Scientific Reasoning (undergraduate)

Education & Training

  • Phd, Philosophy, University of California, Irvine, 2019
  • BS, Physics and Theology (Philosophy minor), Fordham University, 2013

Representative Publications

(2020) "Could Charge and Mass be Universals?" Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. 
(2016) "Whence the Eigenstate-Eigenvalue Link?" Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 55.