Research Papers

Becoming Large, Becoming Infinite. The Anatomy of Thermal Physics and Phase Transitions in Finite SystemsFoundations of Physics 51, Article 90, with David Lavis and Reimer Kühn.

Making Confident Decisions with Model EnsemblesPhilosophy of Science 88(3), 2021, 439-460, with Joe Roussos and Richard Bradley.

Seven Myths about the Fiction View of Models, in Alejandro Casini and Juan Redmond (eds.): Models and Idealizations in Science. Artifactual and Fictional Approaches. Cham: Springer 2021, 133-157, with James Nguyen.

Scientific Modelling and Make-Believe, in Sonia Sedivy (ed.): Art, Representation, and Make-Believe. Essays on the Philosophy of Kendall L. Walton, London: Routledge, 2021, 367-383.

Can Somebody Please Say What Gibbsian Statistical Mechanics Says?The British Journal for Philosophy of Science 72(1), 2021, 105–129, with Charlotte Werndl.

Mirrors Without WarningsSynthese 198(3), 2021, 2427-2447, with James Nguyen.

Mathematics is Not the Only Language in the Book of NatureSyntheseOnline First, with James Nguyen.

When do Gibbsian Phase Averages and Boltzmannian Equilibrium Values Agree?, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 72, 2020, 46-69, with Charlotte Werndl.

Of Rabbits and Men, in Bradley Armour-Garb and Fred Kroon (eds): Fictionalism in Philosophy, New York: Oxford University Press, 2020, 187-206, with Fiora Salis.

Unlocking Limits Argumenta 6(1), 2020, 31-45, with James Nguyen.

Models and Denotation, in Falguera José L. and Martínez-Vidal, Concha (eds.): Abstract Objects: For and Against, Synthese Library, Cham: Springer 2020, 197-219, with Fiora Salis and James Nguyen.

Capturing the Scientific Imagination, in Peter Godfrey-Smith and Arnon Levy (eds.): The Scientific Imagination. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020, 17-50, with Fiora Salis.

Ehrenfest and Ehrenfest-Afanassjewa on Why Boltzmannian and Gibbsian Calculations Agree, in Jos Uffink, Giovanni Valente, Charlotte Werndl and Lena Zuchowski Editors: The Legacy of Tatjana Afanassjewa. Philosophical Insights from the Work of an Original Physicist and Mathematician. Cham: Springer, 2020, 85-99, with Charlotte Werndl.

When Does a Boltzmannian Equilibrium Exist?, to be published in Daniel Bedingham, Owen Maroney and Christopher Timpson (eds.): Quantum Foundations of Statistical Mechanics, Oxford: Oxford University Press, with Charlotte Werndl.

Taming Abundance: on the Relation between Boltzmannian and Gibbsian Statistical Mechanics, in Valia Allori (ed.): Statistical Mechanics and Scientific Explanation: Determinism, Indeterminism and Laws of Nature, Singapore: World Scientific, 2020, 617-46, with Charlotte Werndl.

Statistical Mechanics: A Tale of Two TheoriesThe Monist 102, 2019, 424–438, with Charlotte Werndl.

Humean Chance in Physics, in Carl Hoefer: Chance in the World. A Humean Guide to Objective Chance. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019, 181-213, with Carl Hoefer.

The Turn of the Valve: Representing with Material ModelsEuropean Journal for Philosophy of Science, 8(2), 2018, 205-224, with James Nguyen. (The paper is also available here.)

Properties and the Born Rule in GRW Theory, in Shan Gao (ed.): Collapse of the Wave Function: Models, Ontology, Origin, and Implications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018, 124-133.

Mind the Gap: Boltzmannian versus Gibbsian EquilibriumPhilosophy of Science 84(5), 2017, 1289–1302, with Charlotte Werndl.

Of Barrels and Pipes: Representation-As in Art and Science, in Otávio Bueno, George Darby, Steven French and Dean Rickles (eds.): Thinking about Science, Reflecting on Art. London: Routledge, 2017, 41-61, with James Nguyen.

Reprinted in a lightly edited version in Shyam Wuppuluri and Dali Wu (eds.): On Art and Science. Tango of an Eternally Inseparable Duo. Cham: Springer, 2019, 181-202.

Scientific Representation is Representation As, in Hsiang-Ke Chao and Julian Reiss (eds.): Philosophy of Science in Practice: Nancy Cartwright and the Nature of Scientific Reasoning, Synthese Library, Volume 379, Springer: Berlin and New York, 2017, 149-179, with James Nguyen.

Boltzmannian Equilibrium in Stochastic Systems, in Michela Massimi and Jan-Willem Romeijn (eds): Proceedings of the EPSA15 Conference. Berlin and New York: Springer 2017, 243-254, with Charlotte Werndl.

Expert Judgment for Climate Change AdaptationPhilosophy of Science 83(5), 2016, 1110-1121, with Erica Thompson and Casey Helgeson.

The Fiction View of Models ReloadedThe Monist 99, 2016, 225–242, with James Nguyen.

An Assessment of the Foundational Assumptions in High-Resolution Climate Projections: The Case of UKCP09Synthese 192(12), 2015, 3979–4008, with David A. Stainforth and Leonard A. Smith.

Rethinking Boltzmannian EquilibriumPhilosophy of Science 82(5), 2015, 1224–1235, with Charlotte Werndl.

Reconceptualising Equilibrium in Boltzmannian Statistical Mechanics and Characterising its ExistenceStudies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 49(1), 2015, 19–31, with Charlotte Werndl.

The Best Humean System for Statistical MechanicsErkenntnis 80, 2015, 551–574, with Carl Hoefer.

Laplace’s Demon and the Adventures of His ApprenticesPhilosophy of Science 81(1), 2014, 31–59, with Seamus Bradley, Hailiang Du and Leonard A. Smith.

Model Error and Ensemble Forecasting: A Cautionary Tale, in Guichun C. Guo and Chuang Liu (eds.) Scientific Explanation and Methodology of Science, Singapore: World Scientific 2014, 58-66, with Seamus Bradley, Hailiang Du and Leonard A. Smith.

The Myopia of Imperfect Climate Models: The Case of UKCP09Philosophy of Science 80(5), 2013, 886–897, with David A. Stainforth and Leonard A. Smith.

Probabilistic Forecasting: Why Model Imperfection Is a Poison Pill, in Hanne Anderson, Dennis Dieks, Gregory Wheeler, Wenceslao Gonzalez and Thomas Uebel (eds): New Challenges to Philosophy of Science. Berlin and New York: Springer 2013, 479-491, with Seamus Bradley, Reason L. Machete and Leonard A. Smith.

Clever FetishistsArt History 36(3), 2013, 664-69. Reprinted in Matthew Hunter and Francesco Lucchini (eds.): The Clever Object. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 2013, 198-203.

Demystifying TypicalityPhilosophy of Science 79(5), 2012, 917–929, with Charlotte Werndl.

A New Approach to the Approach to Equilibrium, in Yemima Ben-Menahem and Meir Hemmo (eds.): Probability in Physics. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012, 99-113, with Charlotte Werndl.

Explaining Thermodynamic-Like Behaviour in Terms of Epsilon-ErgodicityPhilosophy of Science 78(3), 2011, 628–652, with Charlotte Werndl.

Confirmation and Reduction: A Bayesian AccountSynthese 179(2), 321-38, 2011, with Foad Dizadji-Bahmani and Stephan Hartmann.

Entropy – A Guide for the Perplexed, in Claus Beisbart and Stephan Hartmann (eds.): Probability in Physics, Oxford University Press, 2011, 115-42, with Charlotte Werndl.

Fact and Fiction in the Neuropsychology of Art, in Peter Goldie and Elisabeth Schellekens: The Aesthetic Mind: Philosophy and Psychology, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, 54-70, with Catherine Howard.

Fiction in Science, in John Woods (ed.): Fictions and Models: New Essays, Munich: Philosophia Verlag, 2010, 247-287.

Who’s Afraid of Nagelian Reduction?Erkenntnis 73, 2010, 393–412, with Foad Dizadji-Bahmani and Stephan Hartmann.

Models and FictionSynthese 172(2), 2010, 251-268.

Why Typicality Does Not Explain the Approach to Equilibrium, in Mauricio Suárez (ed.) Probabilities, Causes and Propensities in Physics. Synthese Library. Dordrecht: Springer, 2010, 77-93.

Determinism and Chance from a Humean Perspective, in Dennis Dieks, Wenceslao Gonzalez, Stephan Hartmann, Marcel Weber, Friedrich Stadler and Thomas Uebel (eds.): The Present Situation in the Philosophy of Science. Berlin and New York: Springer, 2010, 351-372, with Carl Hoefer.

Fiction and Scientific Representation, in Roman Frigg and Matthew Hunter (eds.): Beyond Mimesis and Nominalism: Representation in Art and Science, Berlin and New York: Springer, 2010, 97-138.

Probability in Boltzmannian Statistical Mechanics, in Gerhard Ernst and Andreas Hüttemann (eds.): Time, Chance and Reduction. Philosophical Aspects of Statistical Mechanics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, 92-118.

Typicality and the Approach to Equilibrium in Boltzmannian Statistical MechanicsPhilosophy of Science 76, 2009, 997–1008.

The Philosophy of Simulation: Hot New Issues or Same Old Stew?Synthese 169(3), 2009, 593–613, with Julian Reiss.

Chance in Boltzmannian Statistical MechanicsPhilosophy of Science 75, 2008, 670–681.

Probability in GRW TheoryStudies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 38, 2007, 371-389, with Carl Hoefer.

The Ergodic Hierarchy, Randomness and Hamiltonian ChaosStudies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 37, 2006, 661-691, with Joseph Berkovitz and Fred Kronz. (An addendum to this paper can be found here.)

Chaos and Randomness: An Equivalence Proof of a Generalised Version of the Shannon Entropy and the Kolmogorov-Sinai Entropy for Hamiltonian Dynamical SystemsChaos, Solitons and Fractals 28, 2006, 26-31.

Scientific Representation and the Semantic View of TheoriesTheoria 55, 2006, 49-65.

In What Sense Is the Kolmogorov-Sinai Entropy a Measure for Chaotic Behaviour? – Bridging the Gap Between Dynamical Systems Theory and Communication TheoryBritish Journal for the Philosophy of Science 55, 2004, 411-434.

Self-Organised Criticality – What It Is and What It Isn’tStudies in History and Philosophy of Science 34, 2003, 613-632.

On the Property Structure of Realist Collapse Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics and the So-Called “Counting Anomaly”International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 17, 2003, 43-57.

Models and Representation: Why Structures Are Not EnoughMeasurement in Physics and Economics Project Discussion Paper Series, DP MEAS 25/02, London School of Economics 2002.