Gregor Halfmann

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College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Discipline: Sociology and Philosophy
Department: Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology
Research Centre/Unit: Egenis, the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences

I am a PhD student in philosophy of science and part of Dr Sabina Leonelli's research project "The Epistemology of Data-Intensive Science", located at Egenis, the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences, at the University of Exeter.

My project focuses on the creation and use of scientific data in ocean sciences using empirical philosophical methods. My philosophical questions concern the establishing of scientific representations, the materiality of research components, and the involvement of non-scientific actors in epistemic processes.

After studying Physical Oceanography (BSc/MSc) at the University of Hamburg, I turned to History and Culture of Science and Technology (MA) at Technical University Berlin. During my time in Berlin, I was a student assistant at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in the working group "Historicizing Big Data".

 

Twitter: @ghal_phil

Last update: 1.12.2016