Who I am.
I am a philosopher of science based at the University of Cambridge. I am a lecturer at the
Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence and the Institute of Continuing Education. I am also a ByeFellow and Graduate Tutor at Fitzwilliam College where I also Direct Studies in Philosophy. I am also an undergraduate tutor and Director of Studies in philosophy of science at Newnham College.
Before coming to Cambridge, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy and a Lecturer at the University of Sydney. I obtained my PhD in Philosophy from the University of Bristol and my undergraduate degree in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Athens.
What I do.
I research on the role of beauty in science, asking questions such as:
- Can beauty guide us in uncovering nature’s truths or is it a bias that can lead to unproductive scientific explorations?
- What role does beauty play in the lab?
- How do scientists use beauty in experimentation and what does it mean for an experiment to be beautiful?
- Are beautiful scientific products, such as theories, experiments or images, more likely to reveal deep truths about nature or to misguide us?