University of Aarhus, Denmark
Interdisciplinarity and the development of new research fields
Hanne Andersen is Associate Professor at the Department of Science Studies at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. She holds a degree in physics and comparative literature from the University of Copenhagen and a PhD in philosophy of science from the University of Roskilde, Denmark, and during her graduate studies she spent several years at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Constance, Germany. She has previously worked at the Department for Medical Philosophy and Clinical Theory at the University of Copenhagen, and she has been a curator at the Danish Museum for the History of Science and Medicine. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the history of science journal Centaurus
Her research interests include problems related to scientific change, incommensurability and the realism debate, as well as various problems from the philosophy of medicine such as the concept of disease, and the concepts of causality and probability in epidemiology and preventive medicine. During her stay at the Center she will work on a new project focused on the character of interdisciplinary research in science.
5 August 2010
Hanne Andersen has become head of the Department of Science Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark. To keep her busy she has also received a grant from the Danish Research Council for the Humanities to form a research group on Philosophy of Contemporary Science in Practice. So far she has presented some of the first results from her work at the Center at the 2nd International Conference of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (2009) and at the EPSA (2009).
Hanne Andersen has intensified the ties to the Pitt Center Family by hiring Brian Hepburn as a postdoc in her research group on Philosophy of Contemporary Science in Practice. Other members of the group are Susann Wagenknecht, Sara Green and Mads Goddiksen. In 2011 work from our group will be presented at the SPSP in Exeter (Susann and Sara) and at the EPSA in Athens (Hanne, Susann and Sara) as well as on a number of workshops, including the workshops on interdisciplinarity and on systems biology that we host in Aarhus in August.