Visiting Associate in History and Philosophy of Science
Research Interests: History and Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics of Science
Dennis Lehmkuhl's work focuses on the history and philosophy of physics, specifically of theories of gravity and spacetime. He has worked on Einstein's interpretation of general relativity and other spacetime theories, and on the question of how his positions square with the modern debates in the foundations of spacetime theories. He is particularly interested in the analysis and interpretation of black hole physics and gravitational wave physics.
Lehmkuhl graduated with a DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2010, after graduate studies at Imperial College London, the London School of Economics and the University of Hamburg. Before joining Caltech, Lehmkuhl had been a Departmental Lecturer at the University of Oxford, a Junior Professor at the University of Wuppertal in Germany, and a visiting fellow at the Center of Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh.