Areas of Specialization
Philosophy of Physics
Philosophy of Science
Areas of Competence
History of Western Philosophy
History of Arabic Philosophy
History of Women Philosophers
History of Physics
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, The American University in Cairo.
Ordinary Trustee, Philosophy of Physics Society.
Bell Fellow, John Bell Institute for the Foundations of Physics.
My article When Fields Are Not Degrees of Freedom (co-authored with Vera Hartenstein) has received an Honourable Mention in the 2021 Popper Prize Competition as Top 3 of the best papers published in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science in 2021. You can listen to the popular version of this article What If Light Doesn't Exist? on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Pocket Casts, and Radio Public.
My research in the philosophy of classical electrodynamics is presented to a general audience in the Aeon article What's everything made of? written by Charles T. Sebens.
(reprinted in American Scientist and quoted in Nature Briefing)
My preferred interpretation of the wave-function (as developed in the article The Wave-Function as a Multi-Field, co-authored with Davide Romano) is discussed in section 2.7 of Alyssa Ney's new book The World in the Wave Function (Oxford University Press, 2021).
My open newsletter article of the Center for Learning and Teaching at The American University in Cairo is now published: How Does AI Impact Learning? University Education as Mindbuilding.
My co-authored paper with Charles Sebens Absorbing the Arrow of Electromagnetic Radiation is forthcoming in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science.
My paper Is the Statistical Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics ψ-Ontic or ψ-Epistemic? has now been published in Foundations of Physics.
My co-authored paper with Federica Malfatti Towards Ideal Understanding is forthcoming in Ergo.
My popular article What If Light Doesn't Exist? is now out as a BJPS Short Read. You can also listen to the audio version (read by Jake Ayers) on the website or on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Pocket Casts, and Radio Public.
My review of Alyssa Ney's book The World in the Wave Function: A Metaphysics for Quantum Physics has now been published in Philosophy of Science.
[journal version] [download preprint]