The project was established in Autumn 2000 with the intention to study and further elaborate structuralism, a viewpoint that looks at structural - broadly understood mathematical - continuity between successive scientific theories. Of primary importance to the project is the extension of case studies drawn mainly from the natural sciences. We hope that the project will help uncover more about the conditions of inception, as well as the limitations, of scientific knowledge.

John Worrall is currently the leader of the project, and other department and Centre members, notably Michael Redhead, have agreed to be involved. Both Worrall and Redhead have written and published several articles on structuralism and are major contributors to the debate. Research student Ioannis Votsis is responsible for administering the project.