Prof Harvey R Brown
Professor of Philosophy of Physics harvey.brown@philosophy.ox.ac.uk Faculty of Philosophy, Radcliffe Humanities Research InterestsThe foundations of quantum mechanics, relativity theory and thermal physics; the philosophy of space and time, the role of symmetry principles in physics, and aspects of climate change science. Education and career

Recent Publications
Robert Marsland III, H.R.B. and Giovanni Valente, ‘Ambiguities in ordertheoretic formulations of thermodynamics’; arxiv.org/abs/1407.7727; http://philsciarchive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10916.
H.R.B. and Dennis Lehmkuhl, ‘Einstein, the reality of space, and the actionreaction principle’, arXiv:1306.4902v1.
‘The theory of the rise of sap in trees; some historical and conceptual remarks’, Physics in Perspective, 15, 320358 (2013). An updated version of this paper is at http://arxiv.org/abs/1404.3066.
‘Curious and sublime: the connection between uncertainty and probability in physics’, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 369, 1–15 (2011). doi:10.1098/rsta.2011.0075
Christopher G. Timpson and H.R.B., ‘Building with quantum correlations’, Quantum Information Processing 9 (2), 307320 (2010).
‘Comment on Valentini, “De BroglieBohm PilotWave Theory: Many Worlds in Denial?” in Many Worlds? Everett, Quantum Theory and Reality, (Eds.) S. Saunders, J. Barrett, A. Kent, D. Wallace, Oxford University Press, 2010, pp. 510517. arXiv:0901.1278v1 [quantph].
H.R.B, Wayne Myrvold and Jos Uffink, ‘Boltzmann’s Htheorem, its discontents, and the birth of statistical mechanics’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 40, 174–191 (2009).
Physical Relativity: Spacetime Structure from a Dynamical Perspective, Oxford University Press. Paperback edition October 2007.
H.R.B. and Christopher G. Timpson, ‘Why special relativity should not be a template for a fundamental reformulation of quantum mechanics’, in Physical Theory and Its Interpretation: Essays in Honor of Jeffrey Bub, W. Demopoulos, I. Pitowsky (eds.), Springer, 2006; pp. 2941. arXiv:quantph/0601182.
H.R.B. and O. Pooley, ‘Minkowski spacetime: a glorious nonentity’; in The Ontology of Spacetime, Dennis Dieks (ed.), Elsevier B. V., 2006; pp. 6789. An earlier version is found in arXiv: physics/0403088 and PITTPHILSCI 1661.
H.R.B. and David Wallace, ‘Solving the measurement problem: de BroglieBohm loses out to Everett’, Foundations of Physics 35, 517540 (2005) quantph/0403094; PITTPHILSCI 1659.
‘Einstein’s misgivings about his 1905 formulation of special relativity’, European Journal of Physics 26, S85—S90 (2005) (special Einstein issue).
Christopher G. Timpson and H.R.B., ‘Proper and Improper Separability’; International Journal of Quantum Information 3 (4), 679–690 (2005); quantph/0402094.
H.R.B. and Peter Holland, “Dynamical vs. variational symmetries: Understanding Noether’s first theorem”, Molecular Physics 102, (1112 Spec. Iss), 11331139 (2004). PITTPHILSCI 2194.
H.R.B. and Peter Holland, ‘Simple applications of Noether’s first theorem in quantum mechanics and electromagnetism’, American Journal of Physics 72 (1), 3439 (2004). Quantph/0302062.
K. Brading and H.R.B. “Gauge symmetry transformations observed?”, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 55, 645665 (2004). PITTPHILSCI 1436.