I am a philosopher of science with an enduring interest in the history of science and in the current embedding of science in society. I received my Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from the Reilly Center at University of Notre Dame in August 2017. I have a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Bucharest (Romania).
My research is at the intersection between the philosophy of science, early modern philosophy, and the history of physics and astronomy. I am currently preparing for publication several papers drawing from research for my dissertation (“On Isaac Newton’s Concept of Mathematical Force”).
I hold dear the ideal of a humanist scholar: someone who aims for a deep understanding of the history of problems with which they are concerned, who is a careful thinker, a clear and engaging writer, and who does not shrug away the role of a public intellectual. As a consequence, I believe that training in the sciences and in the humanities should complement each other, and that the role of philosophy defies disciplinary boundaries. I care deeply about the role of philosophy in nurturing the development of character and the growth of intellectual virtues.