Hi, I’m Dustin. I am a mathematical physicist turned philosopher of physics.
I am currently working at the Université de Lausanne (UNIL) in Switzerland. I recently finished a PhD in philosophy with a thesis on „Typicality as a Way of Reasoning in Physics and Metaphysics.“
In 2015, I received a PhD in mathematics from the University of Munich, where I worked on many-particle systems and the derivation of mean field equations under the supervision of Detlef Dürr.
I am a Fellow of the John Bell Institute for the Foundations of Physics and a member of the international research network on Bohmian Mechanics.
My primary research interests are in: foundations of quantum mechanics, probability and foundations of statistical mechanics, the ontology of physics, and the metaphysics of natural laws.
I was born in Offenbach am Main, Germany, studied physics and mathematics at the LMU Munich — with a great year abroad at the McGill University in Montreal — and first joined the Department of Philosophy in Lausanne as a Feodor Lynen Research Fellow of the Humboldt Foundation.
I strongly believe that there is truth, beauty, and meaning in the universe and that physics, philosophy, and mathematics can bring us closer to them.