Kristian Camilleri is a lecturer in the History and Philosophy of Science program in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies. After studying physics and HPS at Melbourne University, he completed his PhD in HPS at Melbourne University in 2005. Kristian has published in the history and philosophy of modern physics, and has collaborated with other scholars from around the world on the History and Foundations of Quantum Physics project. In 2009 he published a book entitled 'Heisenberg and the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: The Physicist as Philosopher' with Cambridge University Press.
His research interests include the interpretations of quantum mechanics, the interplay between culture, philosophy and physics in the first half of the twentieth century, the structure of thought experiments in science and and the changing role of 'popular science' in the scientific culture of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Kristian has taught across a range of subjects in HPS ranging from the history of science, social studies of technology, and the philosophy of science. He has supervised postgraduate students working in a variety of areas including the history of modern physics, philosophy of science and social theory. He currently teaches an introductory history of science first year subject called 'From Plato to Einstein', a second year subject 'Gd and the Natural Sceinces' with Rev Dr Stephen Ames, and the third year HPS capstone subject 'Knowledge in the Making'.