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Gregor Bös

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Academic CV

My research interests mostly relate in some way or other to the question, what significance we can attach to the manifest image, and what a phenomenological philosophy of natural science should look like.

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2018 – currently: PhD candidate, King's College London

Research Topic:The Phenomenological Lifeworld as a Foundation of Natural Science

Primary Supervisor: Mark Textor

2018: M.A. Philosophy, LMU Munich Dissertation Topic: Husserl's Philosophy of Natural Science and Scientific Realism

Thesis Supervisors: Christopher Erhard, Alexander Reutlinger

2017: B.Sc. Physics, LMU Munich

Thesis Topic: Sequential Artificial Neural Networks for the Trigger of the Belle II Experiment

Analysis of artificial neural networks used for live analysis of data in a particle physics experiment in Tsukuba, Japan

Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Christian Kiesling (LMU and Max-Planck Institute for Physics)

2016 – 2017: University of Cambridge

Research Student, Department of Philosophy, Hughes Hall College

2016: B.A. Philosophy, LMU Munich

Thesis: Carnap’s ‘Aufbau’ in a Husserlian Context. Towards a phenomenological ‘Aufbau’ or a logicist phenomenology.

Thesis Supervisor: Christopher Erhard

2014 – 2015: University of Tokyo

Exchange Student in the USTEP-Programme


2011 – 2012: European Voluntary Service at youth centre a.s.b.l. in Troisvierges, Luxembourg

Abitur in Baden-Württemberg (best of 123 graduates). Core subjects: physics, fine arts


2019-09 – currently: King's College London

Graduate Teaching Assistant for the modules:

  • Belief and Decision Under Uncertainty x2 (Prof. Alexander Bird)
  • Methodology x2 (Prof. Julien Dutant, Prof. Clayton Littlejohn)
  • Ethics and Politics of Science and Technology (Dr. Matteo Mameli)
  • Neuroscience and the Mind (Dr. Adrian Alsmith, summative assessment only)
2020-06 – currently: King's College London, Sowerby Project

Project Assistant for the Peter Sowerby Philosophy of Medicine Project

2020-04 – 2020-09: Queen Mary, University of London

Research Assistant for Dr. Moqi Groen-Xu, School of Economics and Finance

Database matching and citation network analysis.

2018-12 – 2020-04: London School of Economics

Occasional Research Assistant for Dr. Moqi Groen-Xu, Department of Finance

Collation and explorative analysis of metadata for 17m scientific articles (Scopus, Python)

2017-10 – 2018-09: Max-Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich

Student Research Assistant under Dietmar Harhoff

Application of machine learning tools on patent and publication abstract databases (Python)

2017-08 and 2018-03: Pembroke College, Cambridge

Programme Assistant for 2 Japanese Summer Schools

Support of lecturers, individual tutoring, organization of extracurricular activities, pastoral care for high school and undergraduate students

2016-07 – 2018-07: Government of Upper Bavaria

5 Philosophy Workshops for gifted students, 9th and 11th grade

2015-10 – 2016-07: LMU Munich

Tutor and Research Tutor for two seminars on “Edmund Husserl: Logical Investigations". Seminar jointly organised with Prof. Verena Mayer.

Research Presentations peer reviewed

2022-01-15: Le germe de transcendentalisme dans les Recherches Logiques : La connaissabilité des faits

[The origin of transcendentalism in the Logical Investigations: the knowability of facts], Young Researchers seminar, University of Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

2021-09-22: Husserls Wahrheitsbegriff und verifikationistische Theorien der Bedeutung

[Husserl's notion of truth and verificationist theories of meaning], German Phenomenological Society (DGPF) Doctoral Colloquium, Jena, Germany

2021-09-11: Can Husserl's Notion of Truth Sustain Metaphysical Realism?

SoPhiA Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy, Salzburg, Austria (online) (slides)

2021-09-08: Ideal Verificationism and Realism

First Austrian Summer School in Phenomenology, Graz, Austria (online) (slides)

2021-09-08: (with K. Rachlitz and B. Großmann-Hensel) Comparative Functional Analysis as a Cultivation of the Attitude of Wonder

PHILOS Colloquium on Philosophy and Organization Studies, Rhodes, Greece (online)

2020-09-24: Phenomenological Verificationism

Start of Year Departmental Conference, King’s College London, UK

2019-09-27: Lifeworld Foundation and the Scientific Image

Presented at the 2nd Phenomenological Approaches to Physics Conference, Stony Brook University, NY, USA. (slides)

2019-08-15: Husserl's Lifeworld and the Priority of the Manifest Image

Presented at the 2019 Summer School in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind, Centre for Subjectivity Research, Copenhagen. (slides)

2018-06-14: Hermann Weyl on Causality in Physics

Presented at the International Conference: Phenomenological Approaches to Physics, University of Graz, Austria.

2016-09-22: The Vivisection of Experience

Presented at the 2nd International Conference in Philosophy of Mind, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

2016-07-02: Husserl and Carnap: Constitutional Systems and Theories of Meaning

International Undergraduate Conference in Analytic Philosophy at Bayreuth University

Scholarships and Awards
  • 2020: King's College London Global Research Grant. Supporting a Research Stay at the Centre for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen
  • 2018 – 2021: King's College London Faculty of Arts and Humanities: Full PhD Scholarship
  • 2012 – 2018: National Academic Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung)
  • 2016 – 2017: DAAD Graduate Study Abroad Scholarship
  • 2014 – 2015: Full Scholarship of the Japanese Student Service Organisation (JASSO)
  • 05/2015: "Green Stories" Project Scholarship for a reportage on the life in Fukushima prefecture, article published in German here and in Novo Argumente
  • 03/2014: Project Scholarship from the German-French Youth Organisation: This is art. Can we trash it? On the administration of artists' heritages. Sojourn in Paris
  • Jean-Walter prize of the zis-foundation for the reportage: The philosophy of physicists. Fundamental Research and Multicultural Context at CERN, previously project scholarship
  • German: Mother Tongue
  • English: C2 certified
  • French: Competent (ca. C1)
  • Japanese: Basic (ca. A2 / JLPT N3)
  • Spanish: Basic (ca. A2)
Other Skills
  • Programming (Python: pandas, scikit-learn; LaTeX; basic Octave; HPC computing on LSE's fabian and QMUL's Apocrita clusters)
  • Coursera Certificate Machine Learning with Andrew Ng (verified)
  • Photography and Film Editing, basic WordPress knowledge
Social Engagement
  • Steering committee member and mentor for the zis-foundation (est. 1956) which offers scholarships to youth aged 16-21 to realize educational travel projects