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The following list is intended to be of interest to and useful for those working in the philosophy of physics. It includes physicists and philosophers who, in one way or another, work on the philosophy/foundations of physics. There are bound to be many omissions and errors; please e-mail me if you notice any. (N.B. in many cases the philosopher/physicist classification is rather arbitrary. I have been guided, where appropriate, by departmental affiliation.)

* indicates that on-line papers/lectures are available.

Physicists

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A – D

Andre Koch Torres Assis
John Baez *
quantum gravity and n-categories
Department of Mathematics, University of California, Riverside
Julian Barbour
foundations of general relativity, Mach's Principle, quantum cosmology
Richard Dawid
Dennis Dieks
interpretation of quantum mechanics, esp. the modal interpretation
Institute for History and Foundations of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences, Utrecht University
David Deutsch *
quantum computation, interpretation of quantum mechanics
Centre for Quantum Computation, Oxford University
Matthew Donald *
Many-minds interpretations of quantum theory
The Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University
Detlef Dürr *
de Broglie-Bohm versions of quantum mechanics
Mathematisches Institut, Universität München

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E – K

Christopher A. Fuchs
James G. Gilson
Sheldon Goldstein *
mathematical physics, foundations of quantum mechanics, Bohmian mechanics
Department of Mathematics, Rutgers University
Mehdi Golshani
Stephen Hawking *
quantum gravity, black holes, cosmology
Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), Cambridge University
Michael Heller
Gerard 't Hooft *
gauge theories in elementary particle physics; quantum gravity and black holes
Institute for Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University
Erich Joos *
quantum theory, decoherence
Adrian Kent
foundations of quantum theory, quantum information
Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), Cambridge University
Karel Kuchar
the Hamiltonian theory of Einstein's gravitational field, quantum theory of covariant systems, and quantum geometrodynamics
Department of Physics, University of Utah

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L – R

Janneke van Lith *
foundations of statistical mechanics
Institute for History and Foundations of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences, Utrecht University
Michael C. Mackey
Jerrold Marsden *
geometric mechanics
Division of Engineering & Applied Science, California Institute of Technology
Fred Muller
foundations and philosophy of physics, of mathematics and of logic, general philosophy of science
Institute for History and Foundations of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences, Utrecht University
Karin Münch-Berndl *
de Broglie-Bohm versions of quantum mechanics
Institut für Mathematik, Universität Zürich
Willem M. de Muynck
Foundations of quantum mechanics and relativity theory
Henk de Regt
intelligibility and modern physical theory
Institute for History and Foundations of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences, Utrecht University
Carlo Rovelli *
quantum gravity
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh

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S – Z

Afshin Shafiee *
Gao Shan
Andrew Steane *
fundamental questions in physics, especially the nature of quantum mechanics
Department of Atomic and Laser Physics, Oxford University
László E. Szabó
Stefan Teufel *
quantum scattering (foundations and the role of the quantum flux), Bohmian mechanics, covariant geometrodynamics
Center of Mathematics, Technical University of Munich
Jos Uffink *
the foundations of quantum mechanics and of probabilistic or stastical theories in general
Institute for History and Foundations of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences, Utrecht University
Nino Zanghì *
mathematical physics, foundations of quantum mechanics, Bohmian Mechanics
Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Genova
H. Dieter Zeh *
quantum theory (esp. decoherence), the direction of time
The Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, University of Heidelberg

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Philosophers

David Albert
Frank Arntzenius
Guido Bacciagaluppi
Jonathan Bain
Jeffrey Barrett
Gordon Belot
Michel Bitbol
Directeur de recherche at the CNRS and charge de cours at the University Paris I (Sorbonne); present work is mainly about the philosophy of quantum mechanics (with a neo-kantian orientation), and about the philosophy of mind
Alisa Bokulich
Peter Bokulich
Harvey Brown
James Robert Brown
Jeffrey Bub
Jeremy Butterfield
Craig Callender
Tian Yu Cao
Nancy Cartwright
Anjan Chakravartty
Mauro Dorato
Antony Eagle
John Earman
Adam Elga
Michael Esfeld
Steven French
Adolf Grünbaum
Hans Halvorson
Richard Healey
Carl Hoefer
Nick Huggett
Michel Janssen
Barry Loewer
John Lucas
Peter Lynds
Holger Lyre
Paul Mainwood
Tim Maudlin
Joseph Melia
Brent Mundy
Bill Newton-Smith
John Norton
David Papineau
Vesselin Petkov
Oliver Pooley
Huw Price
Dean Rickles
Robert Rynasiewicz
Simon Saunders
Abner Shimony
Ed Slowik
Peter Smith
John Stachel
Mauricio Suarez
Paul Teller
Chris Timpson
Soshichi Uchii
Bas C. van Fraassen
Pieter Vermaas
modal interpretations of quantum mechanics
Department of Philosophy, Delft University of Technology
David Wallace
Steven Weinstein
Christian Wüthrich

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