Dean holds an Australian Research Council fellowship at the University of Sydney, where he works on the history and philosophy of modern physics. He primarily focuses on space, time, symmetry, and quantum gravity. He is currently engaged with projects on the early histories of quantum gravity and string theory. He also plays the piano and drinks endless cups of tea.
ARC Senior Australian Research Fellow, The University of Sydney
University of Leeds, PhD
The Role of Gravitation in Physics: Report from the 1957 Chapel Hill Conference (with Cecile DeWitt), Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Science,
The Ashgate Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Physics, Ashgate,
Symmetry, Structure, and Spacetime, North Holland: Elsevier,
The Structural Foundations of Quantum Gravity (Co-edited with Steven French and Juha Saatsi), Oxford: Clarendon Press,