Curriculum Vitae

Miklós Rédei

(pdf file of CV)


2001 D.Sc. (Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)     

1997 Habilitation (Eötvös University)

1989 C.Sc. (Candidate of Science)

1982 Ph.D. in Philosophy (Eötvös University)

1980 M.A. in Philosophy (Eötvös University)

1977 M.A. in Physics (Eötvös University)

Current Affiliation:

Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
London, United Kingdom

Work address: Lakatos Building, LSE, London, UK 


Mailing address:  Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK



personal webpage:



        2015 -- 2018     Head of Department

        2013 --             Professor

        2010 -- 2013     Reader 

        2007 -- 2010     Lecturer (LSE, London)

        1991 -- 1999     Associate Professor (tenured) (ELTE, Budapest)

        1982 -- 1991     Assistant Professor (ELTE, Budapest)

        1979 -- 1982     Teaching Associate (ELTE, Budapest)

        1977 -- 1979     Teaching Assistant (ELTE, Budapest)


Foreign languages spoken: Hungarian (native), English (advanced), German (intermediate),


Research interests:  Philosophy of science, philosophy and history of modern physics, especially of quantum physics and of quantum field theory; quantum logic, interpretation of probability; probabilistic causality; John von Neumann's life and work 



Courses taught at LSE:

                       Philosophy of Science PH201

                       Philosophy of Science Seminar PH400

                       Philosophical Foundations of Physics PH409

                       MSc Thesis Writing Seminar PH445

                       Set theory and Further Logic PH217/PH419

                       PhD seminar (variable topic, taught jointly)  PH551


LSE Student Union Teaching Excellence Star (awarded in 2008)


While at Eötvös University:

Lecturing on the following subjects:

                       Philosophy of Science

                       Philosophy of Physics

                       Quantum Logic

                       Interpretation of probability

                       John von Neumann’s life and work

                       Mathematical concepts and philosophy of mathematics for non-science majors  


Special teaching assignments: 


Scholarships/professional travel:




Service to the profession:

-- Quantum Mechanics and Relativity Theory: Interpretational Problems and Solutions

    May 1, 1995, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, U.S.A.

-- Science and the Institution Central European University Summer School

    July 1998, Budapest, Hungary

-- John von Neumann and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

   February 25-26, 1999 Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary

-- Workshop on the Problem of Quantum Measurement

   December 6-7, 1999, Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary

-- John von Neumann the mathematical Physicist

   June 11, 2001, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A.

-- Modality, Probability and Bell's Theorems -- NATO Advanced Research Workshop

   August 19-23, 2001, Cracow, Poland

-- Observation and Experiment in the Natural and Social Sciences

   September 30-October 2, 2001, Bertinoro, Italy

-- Induction and Deduction in the Sciences

   July 7-9, 2002, Vienna, Austria

-- Challenges and Responses (Conference Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Hungarian-   

   American Fulbright Commission and the Hungarian Fulbright Association)

   April 24-25, 2002, Budapest, Hungary

-- Von Neumann Centennial Conference: Linear Operators and Foundations of Quantum    


   October 15-20, 2003, Budapest, Hungary

-- Fifth International Pittsburgh Center Fellows Conference

   May 26-30, 2004, Rytro, Poland

-- Logic in Hungary, 2005

   August 5-11, 2005, Budapest, Hungary

-- Philosophical and Foundational Issues in Quantum Theory

   ESF Scientific Network Conference

   September 1-5, 2005, Budapest, Hungary

          -- First Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA07) 

             November 14-17, 2007, Madrid, Spain (Co-chair of Programme Committee)

          -- Points of Contact between the Philosophy of Physics and the Philosophy of Biology
             European Science Foundation Research Networking Program
             "The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective"
             Workshop, LSE, London, 13--15 December 2010

          -- 18th UK-European Foundations of Physics Conference

              July 16-18, 2016, London, UK


Talks at the following international conferences/workshops:  

 Seminar talks:  

Last updated: April 1, 2017