Tim Maudlin, PhD

Tim Maudlin, PhD

Tim Maudlin is Professor of Philosophy at New York University. He received his BA in Physics and Philosophy from Yale and his PhD in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Pittsburgh. His work centers on the interpretation of physical theory: how the mathematical structures used in physics may be understood as presenting a physical account of the world.

Professor Maudlin is the author of several books, including Philosophy of Physics: Space and Time and his latest work, New Foundations for Physical Geometry: The Theory of Linear Structures which develops a new mathematical analysis of the geometrical properties of spaces, which are usually discussed in topology. He is a member of the Academie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences and the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi). He has been a Guggenheim Fellow. He taught at Rutgers from 1986 to 2011, and has been a visiting professor at Harvard.

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