Dr Dale Adams
Started at UWA: 2013
UWA Vice-Chancellor's Award for consistent excellence in teaching, 2017
UWA School of Humanities Teaching Award, 2014
Dr Adams’ research focuses on the philosophy and history of the mathematical theory of probability. He is conducting a major interdisciplinary research project that aims to analyse the reception of mathematical probability in German language literature from the 1800s onwards.
His research seeks to demonstrate that German literature has recorded, critiqued and assimilated the ways in which probabilistic models have radically transformed our notions of evidence, certainty and causality, and even our very definitions of ‘rational’ and ‘normal’. In so doing, it has both chronicled and participated in the (often controversial) debates as to the nature of probability itself and the question of what it actually measures.