Silvia Castillo Vergara

PhD Candidate


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

History of Quantum Physics, History of Computing, History and Philosophy of Phsycis, History of Information Theory, History of Quantum Interpretations


I am presently a PhD candidate at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) in Toronto. Prior to my time here, I completed my Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Physics at the University of Manchester, where I also pursued a minor in Philosophy.
My research focuses on the nascent stages of quantum computing and quantum information theory. I delve into the intricate interplay between foundational inquiries and the pragmatic challenges arising from the pursuit of tangible quantum computing devices. My goal is to conduct a comprenhensive analysis of the diverse areas from which innovative ideas originate within the field.