Associate Professor Alan Chalmers
- Post Nominals: FAHA
- Fellow Type: Fellow
- Elected to the Academy: 1997
- Section(s): Philosophy And History Of Ideas, History
Alan Chalmers works in the history and philosophy of the physical sciences. He is a member of an international group of scholars who are intent on integrating the history and the philosophy of science. Alan has published on seventeenth-century physics and chemistry, nineteenth-century chemistry and nineteenth-century electromagnetic theory and the history of atomism. His more philosophically-oriented research includes symmetry in physics, the nature of laws in physics and Brownian motion. His book, What is This Thing Called Science?, has become a standard teaching resource in the philosophy of science and is available in nineteen languages.