The London School of Economics and Political Science is pleased to announce that the 2013 Lakatos Award of £7,500 for outstanding contributions to the philosophy of science goes jointly to two outstanding scholars.

Laura Ruetsche (University of Michigan)

For her book, Interpreting Quantum Theories (Oxford University Press, 2011)

Ruetsche’s research focuses on the foundations of physical theories, particularly quantum theories. She is also interested in the question of what gender (and similar sorts of social locatedness) might have to do with the epistemic dimension of scientific inquiry.

David Wallace (Oxford University)

For his book, The Emergent Multiverse (Oxford University Press, 2012)

Wallace’s interests are mostly in the philosophy of physics, where he has been particularly active in trying to develop and defend the Everett interpretation of quantum theory.

Award Events

Oct 21, All Day: Lakatos Award Conference

Since both winners of the award this year work in the philosophy of physics, a specialist workshop has been organised in their honour. For more information, visit the Workshop Webpage.

Oct 22, 6:30-8pm: Public Lectures & Award Ceremony

Both Ruetsche and Wallace will give short public lectures, which will be followed by an award ceremony. View on Calendar Page.

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, London School of Economics

Ruetsche: “Developing the Scientific Image: The Quantum Darkroom”
Wallace: “The Emergent Multiverse”