At the Akaroa Bay, South Island, New Zealand

Hello! I am a Philosopher of Science and a PhD Candidate in Mathematics and Philosophy at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

I am currently a Visiting PhD Student at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) at the University of Cambridge, UK. I will also be a Visiting Researcher at the Observatoire de Paris in 2022-23.

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 philosohical 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 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