We’re pleased to welcome Dr Bryan W. Roberts as the new Director of the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science.

After nine years as Director of the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS), Professor Roman Frigg will be taking a well-deserved break this year by stepping down to Deputy Director. In his place, Dr Bryan W. Roberts will become the new CPNSS Director.

Bryan W. Roberts is a philosopher of physics and Associate Professor in the Department. Bryan’s research mostly concerns the foundations of physics, with a specific interest in asymmetry, especially the arrow of time, and the observable, especially in quantum mechanics. Bryan was recently awarded a Leverhulme Prize for his work on observation in physics. He also administers an NSF Grant called “Extending the Observable” with his collaborator Nicholas Teh at the University of Notre Dame.

The CPNSS is an interdisciplinary research centre based at LSE. Established in 1990, the CPNSS aims to promote research into philosophical, methodological and foundational questions arising in the natural and the social sciences, as well as their application to practical problems. The Centre is home to a number of research projects, bringing together academics from different backgrounds and parts of the world, as well as operating an active visitors programme and supporting seminar series, conferences and workshops.