Studying towards a PhD in MathematicsDoes differential topology provide sufficient structure for non-causal explanations?
Location: Jack Erskine
- Modal Metaphysics
- Philosophy of Mathematical Modelling
- Analogical Reasoning in Sciences
- Buddhist Philosophy
- Indian Astronomical Traditions
Working thesis titleDoes differential topology provide sufficient structure for non-causal explanations?
- Visiting PhD Student, University of Cambridge, UK (Jan-June 2022), Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Sponsor: Hasok Chang
- (forthcoming) Visiting PhD Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (May-June 2023), Department of Philosophy, Sponsor: Bradford Skow
- M.A. in Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions, Nalanda University, India
- B. Tech, Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy, India
- Research Fellow, Institute Vienna Circle, University of Vienna, Austria (Oct 2022 – Mar 2023)
- (Invited) Visiting Research, Observatoire de Paris, Spring 2023
- Research Assistant, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury, NZ
- Tutor, Engineering Mathematics 100-level and 200-level, UC, NZ
- Tutor, Philosophy of Science, 100-level, UC, NZ
- Head Content (2014-Present), Insights IAS, Bengaluru, India
- Jha, A., Campbell, D., Montelle, C., Wilson, P. Not so distinctively mathematical explanations: topology and dynamical systems. Synthese 200, 193 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-022-03697-9
- Jha, A.K. A Mathematical Model of Dignāga’s Hetu-cakra. Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40961-020-00217-3
Selected Conference Proceedings
- Are there purely topological explanations of the number of equilibria of pendulum systems?
- 63rd British Applied Mathematics Colloquium (poster), April 2022
- Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, Graduate Talks on Geometry and Topology, University of Sydney, Aug 2021
- Are Distinctively Mathematical Explanations Causal Explanations in Disguise?
- Causality and Complexity Workshop, University of Salzburg, September 2022
- Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference, June 2022
- Not So Distinctively Mathematical Explanations: Topology and Dynamical Systems
- Xth Conference of the Spanish Society for Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science, Nov 2021
- Understanding and Modality in Distinctively Mathematical Explanations of Complex Systems
- The Rotman Institute of Philosophy’s Graduate Student Conference: Complexity and Explanation, Western University, May 2021