University of Pittsburgh
Graduate Student

Julia Bursten

My research concerns the use of theories and models in applied scientific practice. My primary interests are in philosophy of nanoscience and chemistry, and I work closely with nanochemists in the Millstone Laboratory here at Pitt. I have additional research interests in philosophy of physics and applied mathematics, as well as in the history of science and in science education. My teaching experience includes courses on general philosophy of science, Einstein and the history of 20th-century physics, and ancient Greek natural philosophy, and I lead workshops on using group discussion in the classroom and improving feedback on written assignments. I am always happy to talk to current, former, or future students about these subjects and others in the history and philosophy of science. For more information, please visit my personal homepage.