At the Chandrataal Lake, Spiti Valley, India, with my fujufilm gear

Hello! I am a PhD Candidate in Applied Mathematics and Philosophy at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. I was recently a Visiting PhD Student at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge, UK and will be a Visiting PhD Student at the Department of Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

I currently work as a Research Fellow at the Institute Vienna Circle, University of Vienna, Austria and will be a Visiting Researcher at the Observatoire de Paris, FR.

I mainly work on topological explanations of physical phenomena investigating the claim whether these are models that constrain our world in any meaningful way. My verdict, as it stands now, is that they do not! Part of my argument can be found at

Rather than getting into the nitty-gritties of philosophical arguments, I approach these issues by looking into scientific case studies in detail from a largely mathematical standpoint. Presently, I am looking into temperature discontinuities, the definition of temperature and their implications for potentially non-causal scientific explanations.

I am also interested in Buddhist philosophy (as applied to mathematical realism), Indian astronomical traditions and their parallels with modern philosophy.

Evening Shot, Castle Hill, New Zealand