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I am Valeriya Chasova, and I do research in philosophy and history of physics, particularly on the ontology of symmetries.

Currently I am on postdocs at the Department of Philosophy of the KGW Faculty, University of Salzburg, Austria. For these postdocs I obtained an Excellence scholarship WBI.World (Wallonie-Bruxelles International, French-speaking Belgium) and an Ernst Mach Grant worldwide (OeAD, Austria).

I also remain affiliated with my previous research institutions: Archives Henri-Poincaré via the University of Strasbourg, France, as well as Centre de philosophie des sciences et sociétés (CEFISES), UCLouvain, Belgium.

I hold a PhD in philosophy of physics (UCLouvain), a Master in history of science (UniStra), a Master in philosophy of science (University Paris-Sorbonne), a Bachelor in philosophy (University Paris-Sorbonne) and a Bachelor in classical philology (Saint-Petersburg State University).

My current research bears on philosophy and history of direct and indirect empirical statuses (DES and IES) of theoretical symmetries in physics, i.e.on the relationships of theoretical symmetries with empirical symmetries and with conservation laws, including via Noether’s theorems.

Previously I studied the meaning and reference of theoretical terms, structural realism, Gettier cases in epistemology and Plato’s metaphysics of numbers.

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