Abigail Holmes

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.S. Astronomy

I specialize in the philosophy of cosmology and astrophysics. My dissertation research focuses on the Hubble tension, and how cosmic distance, expansion, and acceleration are measured, validated, and used in cosmological model testing. I also have research interests in nonstandard cosmological models, dark matter, and simulations in astrophysics. I have also done research in the politics of science. Primarily, I am interested in how 'platform science' and open science are transforming how scientists work and further enabling corporate interests to shape science.


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