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K. Karaca (Koray)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Ph.D., History and Philosophy of Science (Philosophy of Science Track), with a Minor degree in Philosophy, 2004-2010 Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. 
Dissertation Title: Historical and Conceptual Foundations of the Higher Dimensional Unification Program in Physics.

M.A., History and Philosophy of Science, 2008
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, 2000-2005
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.
Dissertation Title: A Physical Model for Dimensional Reduction and Its Effects on the Observable Parameters of the Universe

M.S., Theoretical Physics, 1997-2000
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.
Thesis Title: Singularity-Free Cosmological Models.

B.S., Physics, 1997
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

Minor Degree in Mathematics, 1997
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

Expertise

Experiment
Experiment
Data Selection
Procedure
Exploration
Data
Experimentation
Selection Procedure
Implementation
Selection
Model
Test
Theory
Document
Text
Investigation

Research

Current areas of research include:

  • The history and philosophy of modern physics
  • The history and philosophy of scientific experimentation
  • Philosophy of modeling, machine learning and simulation

Publications

Other Contributions

Peer-reviewed publications

  1. Karaca, K. (forthcoming). “Two Senses of Experimental Robustness: Result Robustness and Procedure Robustness,” forthcoming in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.
  2. Karaca, K. (2017). “Lessons from the Large Hadron Collider for Model-based Experimentation: The Concept of a Model of Data Acquisition and the Scope of the Hierarchy of Models ” Synthese, pp. 1-22. doi:10.1007/s11229-017-1453-5.
  3. Karaca, K. (2017). “Representing experimental procedures through diagrams at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider: The communicatory value of diagrammatic representations in collaborative research,” Perspectives on Science, 25:177-203.
  4. Karaca, K. (2017). “A Case Study in Experimental Exploration: Exploratory Data Selection at the Large Hadron Collider,” Synthese, 194:333–354.
  5. Karaca, K. (2015). Invited Book Review of Allan Franklin’s Shifting Standards: Experiments in Particle Physics in the Twentieth Century, Isis, 106(2): 502-503. 
  6. Karaca, K. (2015). Invited Book Review of Harry Collins’s Gravity's Ghost: Scientific Discovery in the Twenty-first Century, Metascience, 24(2): 195-198. 
  7. Karaca, K. (2014). “An Overview of the Epistemological Perspectives on the Electroweak Theory and the Higgs mechanism,” Guest Editor’s Introduction to the Special Issue on the Epistemology of the Physics of the Large Hadron Collider, Journal for General Philosophy of Science, 45:329–333. 
  8. Friederich, S., Harlander, R., and Karaca, K. (2014). “Philosophical Perspectives on Ad Hoc Hypotheses and the Higgs Mechanism,” Synthese, 191:3897–3917.  
  9. Karaca, K. (2013c). “Practical Unification of Solid-State and Particle Physics in the Construction of the Higgs Mechanism,” in Recent Progress in Philosophy of Science: Perspectives and Foundational Problems, eds., Dennis Dieks and Vassilios Karakostas (Springer), pp. 253-264. 
  10. Karaca, K. (2013b). “The Construction of the Higgs Mechanism and the Emergence of the Electroweak Theory,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 44:1-16. 
  11. Karaca, K. (2013a). “The Strong and Weak Senses of Theory-Ladenness of Experimentation: Theory-Driven versus Exploratory Experiments in the History of High-Energy Particle Physics,” Science in Context, 26(1):93–136. 
  12. Karaca, K. (2012b). “Kitcher’s Explanatory Unification, Kaluza-Klein Theories, and the Normative Aspect of Higher Dimensional Unification in Physics,” The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 63:287-312.  
  13. Karaca, K. (2012a). “Philosophical Reflections on Diagram Models and Diagrammatic Representations,” Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, in the Special Issue on “Epistemology of Modeling and Simulation,” 24: 365–384.

Papers in physics

  1. Karaca, K. and Bayın, S. (2008). “A Physical Model for Dimensional Reduction and Its Effects on the Observable Parameters of the Universe,” (co-authored with: S.) General Relativity and Gravitation, 40: 799-831. 
  2. Karaca, K. and Bayın, S. (2005). “An Open Inflationary Model for Dimensional Reduction and Its Effects on the Observable Parameters of the Universe,” International Journal of Modern Physics, A20: 2449-2453. 
  3. Karaca, K. and Bayın, S. (2002). “An Open Singularity-Free Cosmological Model with Inflation,” International Journal of Modern Physics, A17: 4457-4462.

Links to the pdfs of papers are available at:

http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Koray_Karaca/contributions

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Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
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7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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