Dr Bryan W. Roberts has been awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize for his research on the philosophy and physics of observation.
Philip Leverhulme Prizes are awarded annually to outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising. The £100,000 prize is to be spent on activities to promote the winners’ future research.
We’re very pleased to announce that Dr Bryan W. Roberts has been awarded a Leverhulme Prize for his research on the philosophy and physics of observation.
In receipt of his prize, Bryan writes:
“One of the leading places in the world to do this kind of research is right here at LSE, thanks to our incredibly active research group in this area — the Sigma Club philosophy of physics group, the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, and the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Sciences. It’s an honour to receive the Leverhulme Trust’s support for this research, and an exciting opportunity to carry it out here at LSE.”
Dr Roberts is an Associate Professor here in the Department, he specialises in the philosophy and foundations of physics. This year he is teaching three courses: Einstein for Everyone: From time travel to the edge of the universe (PH230 / PH430) Physics and the City: From Quantum Jumps to Stock Market Crashes (PH232 / PH431); and our new undergraduate course, The Big Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy (PH103). You can find out more about Dr Roberts’ research on his website and in his LSE Philosophy video.