Principal investigator, UniBE, OrcID. Vincent Lam is SNF professor at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Bern; he is also leading the research group Philosophy of science perspectives on the climate challenge at the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR). In recent years, he has developed a strong interest in philosophical issues related to the climate challenge. Besides his current research in philosophy of climate science, he also works in philosophy of physics and metaphysics. He holds the Chair of of Excellence in Philosophy of Quantum Physics at the University of Grenoble Alpes and is a Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Queensland.
Postdoctoral researcher, UniBE, personal website, OrcID. Julie Jebeile is a philosopher of science with an initial background in physics. Her research interests include mathematical modelling, scientific expertise, and values in science. The topic of her PhD (2009-2013, IHPST Paris) is understanding with scientific models. Since 2014, she dedicated herself to research in the philosophy of climate science. She studied the internal workings of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) from a social epistemology perspective at the Université Paris-Sorbonne (2014-2015), the treatment of spatial data at the department of astrophysics at the CEA Saclay (2015-2016), the plurality of general circulation models for policy making at the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) (2016-2019), and, since 2019, at the Universität Bern, the capacity of regional climate models to provide actionable local information.
PhD student, OrcID. Mason Majszak is currently a PhD student at the University of Bern investigating expert judgment in climate science. Before starting in Bern, Mason completed a MSc in Philosophy of Science at the London School of Economics (LSE) where his research focused on the methodology of detection and attribution of climate change.
Research assistant. Yannick Rousselot is a political geographer with an initial background in political science and development studies. His research interests include urban political ecology, hydropolitics, critical racial theories, climate justice and philosophy of science. From 2014 to 2022, he was a collaborator at the Department of Geography and Environment of the University of Geneva, where he recently defended his PhD thesis on the geographies of water racism in Johannesburg and Los Angeles. He is currently working at the interface between social sciences and philosophy of science, investigating social modelling in Earth system science and the socio-political aspects of geoengineering (modelling).
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