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Department of History and Philosophy of Science

 

PhD student

College: Newnham
Supervisor: Hasok Chang
Advisor: Simon Schaffer
Thesis: Influence, Instrument and Atmospheric Electricity (1850-1930)
Research interests: The physical sciences from the 19th century onwards, atmospheric sciences, scientific instruments, general philosophy of science, scientific progress

 

Publications

Chang, Hasok and Duncan, Katherine S., and Kim, Kihyang, and Paik, Seoung-Hey, "Electrolysis: What Textbooks Don't Tell Us" Chem. Educ. Res. Pract. 2020, 21, 806-822

Duncan, Katherine S., et al. "Characterisation of p-type ZnS: Cu transparent conducting films fabricated by high-temperature pulsed laser deposition." arXiv (2017)

 

Teaching (2020-2021)

  • IB History of Science Supervisor for Robinson, Sidney Sussex, St John's and Pembroke
  • Part II Paper 2 Lead Supervisor
    • Part II Paper 2 Sciences of Population and Territory
    • Part II Paper 2 Nature and Technology after Empire

 

Roles

  • Integrating HPS Reading Group (2021-)
  • Supervisors' Coffee (2020-2021)
  • HPS Graduate Workshop (2018-2019)
  • "How Scientific Objects End. A Workshop." (December 2018)

 

Education

  • MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science (University of Cambridge)
  • MSci in Physics and Philosophy (University of Bristol)

 

Outreach

 

Awards

  • Gerda Henkel Stiftung Scholar (2019-2022)
  • The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust Grant Holder (2019, 2020)
  • George Fentham Birmingham Charity Postgraduate Award (2018)
  • YLCE Postgraduate Award (2018)
  • Isaac Newton Masters Scholarship, University of Cambridge (2016)
  • Rausing, Williamson and Lipton Studentship, University of Cambridge (2016)
  • Cicely Coulson Prize for most promising final year student in Single or Joint Honours philosophy, University of Bristol (2016)