I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Cambridge. From September 2013 through June 2014, I will be a visiting postdoctoral fellow in philosophy at Princeton University, where I am the convenor of the weekly Philosophy of Physics Workshop.

My primary interests are in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of physics:

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  • I work on the philosophy of classical and quantum physics, and am especially interested in the conceptual underpinnings of QFT and gauge theory. Recently, I have been thinking about the role of category theory in physics, as well as the philosophical significance of holography in quantum gravity.
  • Along with Sanjeev Kulkarni, I am presently developing a research program on the philosophical foundations of risk and finance.
  • In March 2013, I co-organized a bijou workshop on Neo-Aristotelian Philosophy of Science with Anna Marmodoro. See here for the program.

More generally:

I have a broad interest in—and teach—metaphysics, action theory, ethics, and aesthetics. My favorite philosophers are Aristotle, Aquinas, Leibniz, and Kant.

I value collaboration, especially interdisciplinary collaboration: get in touch if you'd like to discuss a possible project.

 

NEW!

  • Talk on the philosophy of holographic duality at UIC (Slides)
  • New paper on the interpretation of gauge symmetry
  • Response to Rovelli's "Why Gauge?" 

 

 

Office

0.14, Pavilion F 

Center for Mathematical Sciences

Wilberforce Road  

Cambridge, CB3 0WA (See map)