About Me

Summary

I am an academic, author and theoretical particle physics student. Currently on the long road to a PhD in theoretical particle physics, my interest in this area is strengthened by my passion for mathematical physics.

Since I was young I’ve had a broad and far-reaching interest in physical science, and that includes an ongoing and deep-seated enthusiasm for astrophysics, especially theoretical astrophysics.  I am also very much involved in and engaged with mathematics more generally, studying widely and intensely almost anything I get my hands on. Having taught myself calculus and self-learned higher maths to a relatively advanced level prior to more formal study at university, in my spare time I continue to enjoy working through various mathematical concepts and proofs from first principles. There is something in thinking about maths and all of its connections that excites me. But in my free time my interests also include other areas, such as mathematical biology, and I also remain very much engaged with the sciences more broadly – from cognitive science to microbiology – studying and sometimes writing in these fields.

During my youthful reading, well before my formal pursuit of a PhD in theoretical physics, I spent significant time heavily focused on philosophy and social science, including study on the philosophy of science. Expanding this interest to almost every region of philosophical space, over time I began to develop concentrated study at the intersection of human society, human behaviour, epistemology and ethics. In recognition of these pursuits, I was offered opportunities to lecture at university and was once awarded a teaching-scholar position in philosophy of science at the Institute for Transnational Studies. In 2016, as a result of my developing a cross-disciplinary research programme in the area of human and social sciences, I had a book published by Palgrave Macmillan titled Society and Social Pathology: A Framework for Progress (2017). It is a critical book very much belonging to the enlightenment tradition, with particular emphasis in the area of social psychology and development drawing from a multitude of disciplines.

All of these interests and pursuits have led, to date, to my publishing ~100 academic articles across a variety of specialisms, from history and anthropology to psychology, epistemology and philosophy of science. But my main focus remains on school and on my pursuit of a PhD, as well as my ongoing future work in theoretical physics.

I have a high-functioning form of Asperger’s. With this, I experience many difficulties, some of which I am still learning about. I speak two languages, English and Swedish. I also plan to learn German or maybe Spanish when time permits.

My different blogs were created as a space for me to document some of my interests, studies, and scholarship in a range of areas. The content is a mixture of formal publications and informal essays as well as personal notes and blog articles, with my new philosophy blog offering a selection of some older writings mixed in with more recent pieces. I have written piles and piles of essays and articles over the years on such subjects as epistemology, anthropology, social theory, history, the enlightenment philosophes, psychology, science and the scope of knowledge, among many other things. My philosophy blog is a space to share some of these works, as and when I see fit to publish them. It is also a space to think about research from a variety of disciplines, and how they might connect. My physics blog will be the most active, but I also plan to write about mathematics (and maybe even things like computer science and information theory) from time to time.

If you would like to know more about me, I have written an autobiographical essay that among other things describes a bit about my life so far, including personal stories such as the time when I taught myself calculus. It also offers some brief if not rudimentary reflections in relation to my early work and studies. I have also written a rough and admittedly explorative essay on living with Asperger’s, should you find it of interest.