About Shan Gao

Shan Gao is a philosopher of physics at the Research Center for Philosophy of Science and Technology, Shanxi University. He is the founding editor of International Journal of Quantum Foundations. Gao received his Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from University of Sydney in 2013. His major interests are foundations of quantum mechanics, philosophy of physics, and philosophy of mind. His original ideas, including random discontinuous motion of particles, have been published in professional journals such as Foundations of Physics, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Minds and Machines, Journal of Consciousness Studies, and so on. His recent books include The Meaning of the Wave Function: In Search of the Ontology of Quantum Mechanics (Cambridge University Press, 2017). His first popular science book Quantum: A Historical and Logical Journey (in Chinese) is very successful, and it has sold more than ten thousands copies in China during the last few years.