Giovanni Valente

Contact

1028-J Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

valente@pitt.edu
412-624-5790
F: 412-624-5377


Biography

Giovanni Valente (PhD, Maryland, 2009)  is an assistant professor of philosophy and a fellow in the Center for Philosophy of Science. His research interests include the philosophy of physics and the philosophy of science. Currently, the main focus of his work is on quantum field theory and statistical mechanics.

Personal web page:  giovannivalente.weebly.com

Link to the philosophy of physics group in Pittsburgh:

http://philphysics.pitt.edu/index.html

Select Publications

  •  “Is there a Stability Problem for Bayesian Noncommutative Probabilities?”, in Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 38, 2007, pp.832-843.
  •  “John von Neumann’s Mathematical ‘Utopia’ in Quantum Theory”, in Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 39, 2008, pp.860-871
  • "Can Entanglement be Destroyed by Any Local Operation in Relativistic Quantum Field Theory?", forthcoming in Philosophy of Science , 2010 .
  •  “Reduction, Emergence and Physics”, co-editor with Stephan Hartmann, Special Issue of Foundations of Physics, 2011.
  •  “How Local are Local Operations in Local Quantum Field Theory?”, co-author with Miklos Redei, forthcoming in Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 2011.