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I am Valeriya Chasova, and I do 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, Hilbert, Noether and Klein. I do that at the University of Strasbourg, and I am affiliated to the Archives Henri-Poincaré there.

Last year 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.

My previous email address valeriya.chasova at uclouvain.be will soon disappear, so use my new email address valeriya.chasova at etu.unistra.fr to contact me from now on.

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