In 2009, Hernan Bobadilla completed his BSc degree in Geology at the University of Chile. From 2010 to 2012, he continued his studies in geology, developing an MSc dissertation on the geochemistry of the Northern Antarctic Peninsula Batholith and its implications for the tectonic evolution of the Antarctic Peninsula. With this thesis, he was awarded his MSc and Professional degrees with highest distinction. As a geologist, he worked for mineral exploration companies and the Chilean Geological and Mining Survey. From 2014 to 2015 Hernan studied an MSc degree on History and Philosophy of Science at University College London. For his dissertation he worked on assessing production accounts of causality in seismic phenomena. He was awarded a MSc degree with distinction and his dissertation won the prize for "Best Contribution to the Science and Technology Studies Department by an MSc Student".
In February 2016 Hernan became a member of the DK Programme ‘The Sciences in Historical, Philosophical and Cultural Contexts’ at University of Vienna.
His main research interests are philosophy of causality and philosophy of modelling and simulations, with a special focus on Earth sciences. Further research interests are process metaphysics, pluralism, scientific evidence, complex systems, emergence, chaotic behavior, robustness and philosophy of science in practice.