Nicholas Teh

Associate Professor, Philosophy

Associate Professor, Philosophy
203 Malloy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-6524


My primary research area is the philosophy of physics, especially questions concerning the philosophical and mathematical foundations of gauge symmetry, spacetime theories, and quantum field theory. I am also interested in the philosophy of modeling (at various scales) as well as approaches to scientific representation that are inspired by the Aristotelian-Thomistic tradition.

My broader interests include the philosophy of art (especially during the medieval to renaissance transition in Florence) and the foundations of economics and finance.

Previously, I held postdoctoral research fellowships at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, and the Quantum Group at the Oxford University Comlab. Before that, I read for a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science at Trinity College, Cambridge.