I am a historian and philosopher of science whose research focuses on the origins of modern science in the Scientific Revolution of the early modern period.

I am interested in the structure and progress of scientific knowledge, especially in physics and astronomy, and in the development of the intellectual norms that bound scientific thought.

Research Interests

  • philosophy of science, history of science, early modern philosophy, philosophy of physics

My teaching and research focuses on the history and philosophy of science, especially during the early modern period. I am particularly interested in the structure of scientific theories and theory change.  

PhD, University of Pittsburgh, History and Philosophy of Science, 2006
BA, Yale University, Physics and Philosophy, 1999