Harvey Brown

University Lecturer in the Philosophy of Physics; Professor of Philosophy of Physics

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Prof. Harvey Brown research is for the most part within the foundations of modern physics. The main topics are: the interpretation of quantum mechanics; relativity theory and the philosophy of space and time; thermal physics: the basis of the arrow of time in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics; and the role of symmetry principles in modern physics and in particular the meaning of Noether's 1918 theorems.

Brown has also written on the history of relativity theory and statistical mechanics, and recently have become interested in issues related to climate change.