I am a physicist, mathematician, and philosopher. I hold a position as Associate Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine, where I am also a member of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Science. I am currently acting as Director of Graduate Studies for the department; I am also the department DECADE mentor.
I am the organizer of the Southern California Philosophy of Physics Group, which meets several times a quarter in Irvine. Until recently, I served as managing editor of the journal Philosophy of Science, the official journal of the Philosophy of Science Association.
Most of my recent work has been on the mathematical and conceptual foundations of space-time theories and on issues in general philosophy of science (and epistemology more broadly), with particular interest in questions concerning model building in finance; I also maintain serious interests in category theory and the foundations of mathematics, atomic physics and quantum control, and in the foundations of quantum theory. My book, The Physics of Wall Street, which explains how ideas have moved from physics into financial modeling over the last century, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in early January, 2013.
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