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Lost in space: the Dark Energy Survey

Professor of Philosophy Michela Massimi delves into dark energy

The results of the Dark Energy Survey released earlier this year have space scientists heads in a spin.

What does this mean for the standard models that explain the expansion of our universe? For philosophers of science, the implications of vast amounts of experimental data, changes in methodologies and moving beyond standard models can mean having to rethink their understanding of how science works.

Read more about Michela’s thoughts on the subject in The Guardian:
The Guardian – Cosmology and particle physics face surprisingly similar challenges

About Michela Massimi

Michela Massimi is Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests include the history of philosophy, Kant and of course the philosophy of science.

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