At the Chandrataal Lake, Spiti Valley, Himalayas, India, with my Fujifilm gear

Hello! I am a fourth year PhD candidate in applied mathematics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, with strong interests in philosophy of mathematics and philosophy of physics. I was previously 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 Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.  

Currently, I 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 argument, as it stands now, is that they do not seem to:  

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 occupied when not doing philosophy.       

Rays of Hope, Lake Garda, shot in the Italian Alps