1998: PhD, History and Philosophy of Science
University of Pittsburgh, PA
1996: MS, Physics
University of Pittsburgh
1992: MA, History and Philosophy of Science
University of Pittsburgh
1989: BS, Applied Mathematics/Physics
University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
Current Academic Posts
2005-present: Associate Professor
Department of Technology, Culture and Society, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
2013-present: Affiliated Faculty
History of Science and Science Studies, New York University
2010-present: Affiliated Faculty
Department of Philosophy, New York University
The Emergence of Spacetime in Condensed Matter Approaches to Quantum Gravity. In Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, Vol. 44, pp. 338-345; 2013.
Category-Theoretic Structure and Radical Ontic Structural Realism. In Synthese Vol. 190, pp. 1621-1635; 2013.
Effective Field Theories. In Batterman, B. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Physics, Oxford University Press, pp. 224-254; 2013.
Emergence in Effective Field Theories. In European Journal for Philosophy of Science; 2013. (Published online 2013; DOI 10.1007/s13194-013-0067-0.)
CPT Invariance, the Spin-Statistics Connection, and the Ontology of Relativistic Quantum Field Theories. In Erkenntnis; 2011. (Published online 2011; DOI 10.1007/s10670-011-9324-9.)
Quantum Field Theories in Classical Spacetimes and Particles. In Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, Vol. 42, pp. 98-106; 2011.
2010-present: Executive Committee
Department of Technology, Culture and Society (TCS), NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
Science and Technology Studies program, NYU-Polytechnic
Undergraduate Curriculum and Standards Committee, NYU-Polytechnic
Dr. Jonathan Bain is associate professor of philosophy of science in the Department of Technology, Culture and Society at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, with affiliations in the Department of Philosophy, NYU-FAS and the History of Science and Science Studies Program, NYU-Gallatin. He is co-director of NYU Polytechnic's Science and Technology Studies Program. He has published on topics in the philosophy of quantum field theory, including the ontological significance of the CPT and Spin-Statistics theorems, relativity and quantum field theory, and the debate over field versus particle interpretations of QFTs. He has also published on topics in philosophy of spacetime, philosophy of quantum gravity and structural realism. He obtained a PhD in History and Philosophy of Science and an MS in Physics, both from the University of Pittsburgh.
Awards & Distinctions
2004-2006: Othmer Junior Faculty Fellowship, Othmer Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
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