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AOS: General philosophy of science

– The unity /plurality of science debate (Reductionism. Natural kinds and scientific classification. Styles of scientific reasoning

– Metaphysics of science
– Models and simulations
– Science, values, democracy (Governance of science, autonomy of science, scientific objectivity and authority, public participation in science)

AOC:  History and philosophy of physics. Logic. Astrophysics.

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 Education

– PhD (with distinction), Philosophy, Columbia University, 2004, under the supervision of Philip Kitcher
– PhD, Astrophysics, Paris Observatory / University of Paris VI, 1996

– M.A., Philosophy, University of Nanterre, 1996
– M.A., Astrophysics, University of Paris VI, 1993

– B.A., Philosophy, University of Toulouse Le Mirail, France, 1994
– Degree in Aeronautical Engineering, ENSICA, Toulouse, France, 1992

Awards / Fellowships

– Young Researcher in the Humanities Forum Award,  European Science Foundation, May 2007
– Visiting Research Fellow, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, USA (Fall 2006)
– Strober Fellow, Columbia University (Fall 2003)
– Faculty Fellowship, Columbia University (1998-2003)
– CNRS Fellowship for engineers (1993-1996)
– Visiting Associate, Department of Astronomy, University of California-Berkeley, October 1995

 
Previous academic appointments

–     2000-2003: Teaching Assistant, Department of Philosophy, Columbia University, USA
–     2004-2012: Associate Professor of philosophy of science, Department of philosophy, Université de Provence, France

Memberships of professional organizations

– Member of the Philosophy of Science Association
– Founding member of The Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice
– Founding member of the Société de Philosophie des Sciences


Professional service (selection)

International:

– Member of the steering committee of EPSA (European Philosophy of Science Association)
2012-2013

– National Science Foundation (NSF) : review expert 2011

– European commission : ERC review expert (European Research Council) 2011-2013.

– Referee for Philosophy of Science, The British Journal for The Philosophy of Science,
The Philosophical Quaterly,  Science & Education, European Journal for Philosophy of
Science, Synthese, and Perspectives on Science.

– Co-chair of the EPSA 2013 programme committee (Fourth Biennal Meeting of the European Association of             Philosophy of Science, Helsinki 2012)

– Member of the EPSA 2011 programme committee (Third Biennal Meeting of the European Association of Philosophy of Science, Athens, 2011)

– Co-chair of the programme committee of the Japanese-French plurisciplinary symposiums “Frontiers of Science” (Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science / CNRS / Foreign Office) 2011-2012

France:

– Member (nominated) of the National committee of the CNRS (2012-2016)

– Member of the CNFHPS (Comité national français d’histoire et de philosophie des sciences)
(since 2011)

– President of the Société de philosophie des sciences (SPS) (since 2015).

– Member of the programme committee of the Fourth Biennal Congress of the Société de philosophie des sciences (Montréal, 2012).

– Member of the programme committee of the Third Biennal Congress of the Société de philosophie des sciences (Paris, 2009).

– Member of the programme committee of SOPHA2012 (Société de philosophie analytique).