Professor Weaver

Christopher Gregory Weaver received his PhD in philosophy from Rutgers University (2015). Weaver is currently an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Weaver is also a core faculty member in the Illinois Center for Advanced Studies of the Universe and was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Philosophy of Science for Spring 2021. His CV is here (PDF).

Email: (preferred contact method; when emailing him, please use your UI email address).

Office Hour: Mondays, 8:30a–9:30a, in 409B Gregory Hall.

Course assistants

Nikhil Kunapuli is a PhD student in physics.


Office Hour: Wednesdays, 11a–11:50a, in 390T Loomis.

Dmitry Manning-Coe is a PhD student in physics.


Office Hour: by appointment on Zoom.

Charles Byrne

Email is a good option (, though Charles is also available by appointment on Zoom. Use him as a resource for your paper-writing at any time – though please do not initially send whole drafts (which can lead to a very passive writing process), but send questions or paper bits first (thesis, outline, etc.).