|Born||Alan Francis Chalmers
1939 (age 74–75)
|Fields||Philosophy of science|
|Institutions||University of Sydney|
|Known for||What Is This Thing Called Science?|
He was born in Bristol, England in 1939, and was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics at the University of Bristol, and his Master of Science in physics from the University of Manchester. His PhD on the electromagnetic theory of James Clerk Maxwell was awarded by the University of London.
Chalmers went to Australia in 1971 and worked for some years at the University of Sydney.
Chalmers was elected a fellow of the Academy of Humanities in 1997. His primary research interest is the philosophy of science and he is author of the best-selling textbook What Is This Thing Called Science? which has been translated into many languages.
- Science and Its Fabrication, 
- What Is This Thing Called Science?, 
- The Scientist's Atom and the Philosopher's Stone – How Science Succeeded and Philosophy Failed to Gain Knowledge of Atoms, 
- Alam Chalmers Website at the University of Sydney
- Alam Chalmers Website at the University of Pittsburgh
- Open University Press and University of Minnesota Press, 1990, pp. 142+xii. (Translated into French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean, Portuguese and Chinese.)
- 3rd revised edition, University of Queensland Press, Hackett, 1999. (Originally published 1976; second edition: 1982.)
- Review of What is this Thing Called Science?
- Springer, 2009, pp. 288+xii.
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