IMG_4895 - ma photo


I am Valeriya Chasova, and I do research in philosophy and history of physics.

Currently I am studying the history of the indirect empirical status of theoretical symmetries in physics, namely the relationships between symmetries of actions, equations of motion and conservation laws according to Einstein, Klein, Noether and Bessel-Hagen. I do that at the University of Strasbourg, and I am affiliated to the Archives Henri-Poincaré there.

In 2019 I completed a PhD thesis on the direct empirical status of theoretical symmetries in physics, i.e.the matching between theoretical symmetries and empirical symmetries in the world. The thesis was supervised by Alexandre Guay and was defended at the Université catholique de Louvain, where I remain affiliated with the Centre de philosophie des sciences et sociétés (CEFISES).

Beforehand I obtained a Master in philosophy of science from the University Paris-IV – Paris-Sorbonne (now Sorbonne University) and a Bachelor in classical philology (with distinction) from Saint-Petersburg State University. During that time I studied the meaning and reference of theoretical terms, structural realism, Gettier cases in epistemology and Plato’s metaphysics of numbers.

If you need to contact myself, write to valeriya.chasova at etu.unistra.fr.

And, feel free to explore the links above!