Mr Luis Reyes-Galindo
Telephone:+ 44 (0)29 208 76217
Address:2.25 Glamorgan Building
I received a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the Science School, of the National University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2005, and a Master’s Degree in Philosophy and Sociology of Science and Technology from the Philosophical Research Institute at UNAM in 2007. During that time, I was an Associate Student of the UNAM Physics Institute in the Solid State Department’s Nanotechnology group. My Physics thesis was a theoretical generalization of the Casimir effect for arbitrary materials, and for my Master’s I carried out a sociological/philosophical case study of controversies in Casimir effect experiments.
In Science Studies: philosophy and sociology of science and their interaction, specially concerning the acceptance and rejection of experimental phenomena in Physics. My research is an attempt to reconcile the mot important theses and findings from STS such as Collins’ experimenter’s regress, with a (moderately) realistic philosophy of science.
In Physics: the theory of the Casimir effect (electromagnetic and acoustic), applications of the Casimir effect to nanotechnology, and Nonstandard Analysis as a more favourable explanatory framework for the Casimir effect.
PhD Topic/ Area
A philosophical and sociological study of the Dark Matter problem, and related experimental controversies. Case study of Dark Matter controversies.