Dr Peter Evans

UQ Amplify Lecturer

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 7 336 52162


Pete is currently a UQ Amplify Lecturer specialising in the philosophy of science, particularly the philosophy of physics. His research interests include time and causation in modern physics, especially quantum foundations, and the epistemology and methodology of science, especially analogue experimentation. He has recently completed an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award project, "A philosophical exploration of simulating and controlling the quantum world", which examines how a novel laboratory technique, analogue quantum simulation, illuminates the epistemology of analogue experimentation. Pete's philosophical research is informed by the latest experimental and theoretical results from the physical sciences.

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Physics
    Philosophy of space and time, relativity, and quantum foundations
  • Philosophy of Science
    Epistemology of science, methodology of science
  • Quantum foundations
    Quantum information, quantum causal models
  • Metaphysics
    Philosophy of causation


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Sydney
  • Bchelor of Science, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University


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Book Chapter

  • Evans, Peter W. and Friederich, Simon (2019). Retrocausality in quantum mechanics. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. edited by Edward N. Zalta. Stanford, CA, United States: Metaphysics Research Lab, Stanford University.

Journal Article

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision