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I am a philosopher and historian of science interested in scientific methodology. My main research lies at the intersection of the foundations of physical sciences, modeling of complex systems and the role of science in society. My work is interdisciplinary and mostly draws from history and philosophy of science, environmental social science and physical climate science.

I currently divide my time between the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.

At Leeds, I work on two main topics. The first regards the epistemic foundations of quality of climate information in the context of climate change adaptation. In this work we have developed a framework which specifies epistemic requirements for a concept of quality and its target, and successively applied it to state-of-the-art climate information.

The second evaluates the methodology and usefulness of climate risk storylines, as part of a project that develops storylines to explore the remote impacts of climate change on Europe. I also co-lead the interdisciplinary research group on Climate Change Adaptation and Vulnerability Services.

At the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, I work on a community support action project (Climateurope2) aimed at standardizing climate services. In this project, I help integrate insights from different disciplines to develop a conceptual framework that promotes the path to an equitable standardization of climate services.

I earned my PhD from the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, and wrote my dissertation under the supervision of Professor Robert Batterman. Before going to Pittsburgh, I completed an MSc in History and Philosophy of Science at the London School of Economics and a BSc in Mathematics and Physics (Joint Honors) at University College London.

Research

Here, you can find my research interests and the projects I am currently working on.

Teaching

I am passionate about teaching history and philosophy of science, both to humanities and science students. Here, you can find my teaching portfolio, the courses I have taught and the courses I am interested in teaching in the future.

CV

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m.baldisserapacchetti@leeds.ac.uk