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Melissa Jacquart

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D., University of Western Ontario (Philosophy)

M.A., University of Western Ontario (Philosophy)

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Astonomy, Physics, Philosophy)

Research Interests

My main areas of research are in history and philosophy of science, with a focus on philosophy of astrophysics, and the nature of scientific models and theories. I’m also interested in ethics & values in science, science policy, feminist philosophy, and philosophy education.

My postdoc is part of Dr. Michael Weisberg and astrophysicist Dr. Barry Madore (The Carnegie Observatories) NSF-funded project Observing the Invisible: A Collaborative Investigation between Astrophysicists and Philosophers (Award No. SES-1557138).

I am also a member of the Penn Lab for Understanding Science


For more information, please visit my website:

Claudia Cohen Hall 411

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