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Jennifer Nielsen

Fall 2021–Spring 2022

Jennifer Nielsen is a philosopher of science investigating philosophy of mechanism, physics, and quantum computation. She is a PhD student in the KU Department of Philosophy with a master's degree in physics from the University of Kansas. As an IARI graduate fellow, she will assist with blockchain, CERN, and particle physics collaborations.

Nielsen received her bachelor's degree in physics summa cum laude from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has previously won a Foundational Questions Institute (FQXI) grant for her paper "Is Bit it?" concerning philosophy of quantum physics. Her other research interests include philosophy of science more broadly, theoretical physics, Medieval philosophy, metaphysics, philosophy of gender, statistics and game theory.