Vanessa Seifert is currently a teaching fellow at the University of Athens. Until recently she was member of the MetaScience project, working as a postdoctoral researcher on issues around the metaphysics and philosophy of chemistry. She studied Chemical engineering at the National Technical University of Athens and then switched to philosophy by pursuing an MSc in Philosophy of Science at the LSE. She completed her PhD in philosophy at the University of Bristol under the supervision of James Ladyman.
In general, Vanessa is interested in exploring philosophical issues from the novel perspective of chemistry. She works primarily on the relation between chemistry and quantum mechanics, the nature of chemical bonds, and the existence of molecular structure. In addition, she is interested in meta-philosophical questions as well as the metaphysics of chemistry. Apart from her academic research and teaching, Vanessa also writes regularly for media outlets where she discusses issues from the history and philosophy of science, e.g. these Thought Experiments articles in Chemistry World.
This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, grant agreement No 771509. All project outputs are published Open Access. Website photo credit: Matt Lincoln Photography
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