Hello, seekers! I am a fourth year PhD candidate in applied mathematics and philosophy at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and a visiting PhD student at the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
I was previously at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge, UK as a visiting PhD student, and at the Institute Vienna Circle, University of Vienna as a research fellow. I will be a visiting researcher at the Observatoire de Paris soon.
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 argument, as it stands now, is that they do not seem to: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-022-03697-9
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.
Travel, dogs, mountains, photography, deep house, techno, long drives and table tennis keep me engaged when not doing philosophy.