- General information
Name: Prof. Meir Hemmo
Address: Philosophy Department
University of Haifa
Position: Full professor
- Academic education
|1996||Ph.D. Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge|
|1990||M.A. (Magna cum Laude), Philosophy, Tel-Aviv University|
|1986||B.A. (cum Laude), Philosophy, Tel-Aviv University|
- Academic and professional career
|Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Haifa
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Haifa
|Visiting Scholar, Department of Philosophy, Columbia University
Head of Department of Philosophy, University of Haifa
Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Haifa
|Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Haifa
Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Ben-Gurion University
Post-doctoral Fellow, Tel-Aviv University
Post-doctoral Fellow, The Hebrew University
- Fellowships, grants, awards
Israel Science Foundation 2006-2010: Research grant number 240/06. Title: Philosophical issues in statistical mechanics.
German-Israel Foundation 2009-2013: Research grant number I-1054-112.4/2009. Title: Probability in classical and quantum physics. With Professor Orly Shenker from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Professor Jurgen Renn from the Max Planck Institute in Berlin.
Israel Science Foundation (2010-2014): Research grant number 713/10. Title: Conceptual foundations of quantum statistical mechanics
Israel Science Foundation 2018-2021: Research grant number 1148/18. Title: What are the physical facts on which high level facts depend? With Professor Meir Hemmo from Haifa University
- Selected publications from the last five years
- Ben-Menahem Yemima and Hemmo Meir (2012) (eds.) Probability in Physics, The Frontiers Collection, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. vii-viii, 1-16.
- Hemmo Meir and Shenker Orly (2012) “Measures Over Initial Conditions,” in Y. Ben-Menahem and M. Hemmo (eds.) Probability in Physics, The Frontiers Collection, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg (2012), pp. 87-98.
- Hemmo Meir and Shenker Orly (2012) The Road to Maxwell’s Demon, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Hemmo Meir and Shenker Orly (2012) “The Mathematical Representation of the Arrow of Time,” The Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly 61, 167-192.
- Hemmo Meir and Amit Hagar (2013) “The Primacy of Geometry,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 44, 357-364. (A special issue on the emergence of space-time in quantum gravity, edited by Nick Huggett and Christian Wüthrich.)
- Hemmo Meir and Shenker Orly (2013) “On an Incoherence between Multiple Realizability and Supervenience: an Argument for a Type-Identity Physicalism,” Iyyun 62, 107-121 (2013) (in Hebrew).
- Hemmo Meir and Shenker Orly (2013) “Entropy and Computation: The Landauer-Bennett Thesis Reexamined,” Entropy 2013, 15, 3297-3311. (A special issue on Maxwell’s Demon, edited by Owen Maroney.)
- Hemmo Meir and Shenker Orly (2013) “Probability Zero in Bohm’s Theory”. Philosophy of Science 80, 1148-1158.
- Hemmo Meir and Shenker Orly (2014) “Probability and Typicality in Deterministic Physics,” Erkenntnis 80, 575-586
- Hemmo Meir and Shenker Orly (2015) “The Emergence of Macroscopic Regularity,” Mind and Society, DOI 10.1007/s11299-015-0176-x.
- Hemmo Meir and Shenker Orly (2015) Letter to the Editor: “Boltzmann’s Approach to Probability,” International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 29 (10), 91-92.
- Hemmo, Meir and Shenker, Orly (2016) “The Arrow of Time,” in Y. Dolev and M. Roubach (eds.), Cosmological and Psychological Time, Boston Studies in Philosophy of Science, 285, Springer, pp. 155-164.
- Hemmo, Meir and Shenker, Orly (2016) “Maxwell’s Demon,” Oxford Handbooks Online in Philosophy, Oxford University Press DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935314.013.63
- Hemmo Meir and Shenker Orly, (2017) “A Quantum Mechanical Maxwellian Demon,” in B. Loewer, B. Weslake and A. Winsberg (eds.), Time’s Arrow and the Origin of the Universe: Reflections on Time and Chance – Essays in Honor of David Albert’s Time and Chance, Harvard University Press, forthcoming.