The concentration allows students to grapple with computational problems and deepen their investigation of conceptual and epistemological issues. By the end of the program, concentrators possess an excellent conceptual understanding of the most philosophically interesting physics, relativity and quantum mechanics.
Physics and Philosophy
The Physics and Philosophy concentration is for students with a deep interest in physics who do not need to acquire the laboratory and computational skills of a professional physicist.
Students in this concentration will:
- Attain an understanding of philosophical areas of physics, including relativity and quantum mechanics
- Grasp the nature of physics, the distinction between physics and philosophy, and the character of physical law
- Understand the philosophical fields of epistemology and metaphysics
- Research and write a thesis relating to the philosophical aspects of the physical world
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