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Zachary Shifrel

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Sols Graduate Programs
Grad Teaching Assistant
Graduate Assistant/Associate, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4601
Student Information:
Graduate Student
History and Philosophy of Science
The College of Lib Arts & Sci


With a background in high energy physics, I'm especially interested in the intersection of philosophy and physics. Research Interests: 

  • Wilsonian renormalization and the extension of renormalization techniques into fields outside of physics (such as ecology and genetics). 
  • ​Mathematical modeling (specifically, physics avoidance strategies like coarse graining, model reduction, etc.)
  • The history and philosophy of physics (mostly high energy physics and relativity) 
  • Inconsistency in science
  • Scientific realism 
  • The role of mathematics in science, and the relation between mathematization/maturity/empirical adequacy/other virutes. 
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 317History of Science
HPS 322History of Science