Giora Hon at the Zukunftskolleg

The Zukunftskolleg is warmly welcoming Senior Fellow Giora Hon from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Haifa, Israel. It is his second stay at the Zukunftskolleg. This time he has been nominated by Helen Gunter and Julia Jones. He will be our guest until February 2014. Prof. Hon's work is located at the interface between the history of physics and the philosophy of science. His research is driven by general (philosophical) questions and concerns about science. In particular, his research interests include the concept of experimental error, instrument and experiment, and the concept of symmetry. In collaboration with Helen Gunter and Julia Jones, the Senior Fellow organized a workshop aimed at connecting the natural sciences with philosophy, united under the umbrella of methodologies for investigating empirical scientific questions. The workshop “Philosophers meet Biologists” already took place in May at the University of Konstanz.