Arthur Petersen

Arthur Petersen is Professor of Science, Technology and Public Policy at University College London since 2014. Before that he worked for more than 13 years as scientific adviser on environment and infrastructure policy within the Dutch Government, most recently he served as Chief Scientist of the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (2011–2014). He studied physics and philosophy, obtained doctorate degrees in atmospheric sciences (Utrecht University, 1999) and philosophy of science (VU University Amsterdam, 2006), now also finds disciplinary homes in anthropology and political science, and expects to finish his third doctorate – in science and religion – in 2019 (University of Oxford). Most of his research is about managing uncertainty.