Ruth Kastner, PhD, is a faculty member in the School of Liberal Arts at Excelsior College. She is the author of The Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics; The Reality of Possibility (Cambridge University Press).
- Philosophy of Physics
- Foundations of Physics
- Doctor of Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science, University of Maryland, College Park, August, 1999
- Master of Science, Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, May, 1992
- Bachelor of Science, Physics (cum laude with high honors in physics), University of Maryland, May, College Park, 1982
- Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, May, 1979
Awards and Recognitions
- National Science Foundation Grant 01-159 , Science and Technology Studies Program, award no. SES-0323201.
- National Science Foundation Grant 97-142, Science and Technology Studies Program, award no. SES-0115185.
- “The Broken Symmetry of Time,” speaker, AAAS Conference on Retrocausation, June 13-14, 2011.
- “Retrocausality and Time Symmetry,” workshop presenter, University of Miami, January 12, 2011.
- “Weak Values and Cramer’s Transactional Interpretation,” speaker, Conference on Time-Symmetry and Quantum Mechanics, July 23-26, 2005.
- “Einselection of Pointer Observables: The New H-Theorem?” author, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, DOI: 10.1016/j.shpsb.2014.06.004, 2014.
- “Maudlin’s Challenge Refuted: A Reply to Lewis,” author, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 47: 15-20, 2014.
- “On Real and Virtual Photons in the Davies Theory of Time-Symmetric Quantum Electrodynamics,” author, Electronic Journal of Theoretical Physics 11, No. 30, 2014.
- “Can We Resolve Quantum Paradoxes by Stepping Out of Space and Time?” author, Critical Opalescence blog, Scientific American, June 21, 2012.
- “The Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: The Reality of Possibility,” author, Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Professional Membership and Affiliations
- Foundations of Physics Group at University of Maryland, College Park