PhD student hired in PROGRAMme

I am very happy to announce the recruitment of Nick Wiggershaus as a PhD student who will work on the PROGRAMme project. Nick has a background in physics (B.Sc. 2015) and then transitioned to History and Philosophy of Science in Utrecht. Mainly engaging in foundations of physics, he completed his research on the ontological status information measures used in contemporary physics (M.Sc. 2018). Having investigated foundational issues in information theory, physics and computer science, his main focus now in the project is a historico-philosophical analysis of the ontology of computer programs. More specifically, he tries to explore how the seemingly abstract aspects of computer programs are related to concrete machines. We are of course very much looking forward to his research results and I am happy to welcome him in the PROGRAMme team.


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