Jos Uffink

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Philosophy of physics, Philosophy of Science, History of Physics

I am a philosopher of physics, and received my Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. My main interests are the conceptual foundations and interpretation of quantum mechanics, and statistical physics, and their historical contexts.

 Selected Publications
"Compendium to the foundations of classical statistical physics" in Handbook for the Philosophy of Physics (J. Butterfield and J. Earman (eds)), Amsterdam Elsevier, 2007, pp. 924-1074.

"Boltzmann's Work in Statistical Physics" in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2004).

"Bluff your way in the second law of thermodynamics" in Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 32 (2001):305-394.

"Generalized entropic uncertainty relations", Physical Review Letters 60 (1988): 1103-1106 (with H. Maassen).