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

My recent activities include teaching at the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Salzburg, Austria. Previously I held postdocs at the same department, for which I obtained an Excellence scholarship WBI.World (Wallonie-Bruxelles International, French-speaking Belgium) and an Ernst Mach Grant worldwide (OeAD, Austria).

I am affiliated with Archives Henri-Poincaré via the University of Strasbourg, France, as well as with Centre de philosophie des sciences et sociétés (CEFISES), UCLouvain, Belgium, where I defended a PhD in 2019.

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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