Koen Lefever is a post-doc researcher at the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His main research interests are the use of methods from mathematical logic in philosophy of science and the formal axiomatization of scientific theories, in particular theories in physics (classical mechanics and relativity theories).

He is a regular visiting scholar to the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics in Budapest. His work can be situated in the tradition of the Andréka–Németi School which is inspired by Alfred Tarski's initiative Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, and by the Wiener Kreis.

Dr. Lefever obtained his Bachelor, Master and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The supervisors of this PhD research were prof. dr. Jean Paul Van Bendegem and dr. Gergely Székely.

Koen Lefever

Before pursuing an academic career, Koen Lefever worked in the information systems industry as consultant, analyst, programmer, Unix & Linux systems administrator, database administrator (on Sybase ASE, PostgreSQL, Oracle & IBM Informix), instructor, and digital electronics designer. He is proficient in a broad range of programming languages, from low level machine code and assembly language, over imperative languages such as C, Fortran, Python and various batch/scripting languages, to declarative languages such as SQL and Prolog.