Polymer Chemist (Ph.D. in chemistry and polymer synthesis, see full C.V.).
Currently, independent researcher in history, epistemology and philosophy of physics.
My professional profiles below:
My current research project
In one sentence:
First, make ‘fictional’ epistemology in order to propose, in a second time, new unexpected basics for fundamental/theoretical physics.
Maël Bathfield graduated in chemistry from the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL), France, in 2003, before undertaking a PhD in polymer chemistry. He defended his thesis in 2006 and since then he occupied several post-doctoral positions at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, France. During his PhD, a scientific controversy in a specific polymerization process led him to be interested, first, in history of chemical kinetics theories. Then, since chemistry and physics merge together at the fundamental level, he was rapidly interested in the construction of the modern atomic theory. He is mostly self-educated in history and philosophy of sciences, but in 2010 he attended the courses of the “History and Philosophy of Sciences” Master, jointly organized by UCBL and University of Montpellier 2, France. His personal interest focuses on the implicit foundations of modern physics (thermodynamics, special/general relativity, and quantum physics) in connection with its current fundamental difficulties (interpretation of quantum theory, incompatibility between general relativity and quantum physics, dark matter/ dark energy…).
(My works as a chemist)
My Ph.D. manuscript (in french) on-line here (HAL)
My posters presented during congress/workshop are visible here.