Visiting post-doc at DH4PMP
Since January 1, PhD Deniz Sarikaya has been visiting the DH4PMP group and the Section for History and Philosophy of Science at DSE on a German DAAD post-doc grant. Deniz will be working with Henrik and Mikkel on using empirical methods for philosophy of mathematics and conducting interviews and observations with mathematicians at DTU. The title of his project is "Theoretical virtues of conjectures and open questions in mathematical practice".
Deniz did his PhD on Philosophy of Mathematical Practice at the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where he is currently a postdoctoral researcher within the FWO-project "The Epistemology of Big Data: Mathematics and the Critical Research Agenda on Data Practices". Before that he studied Philosophy and Mathematics at the University of Hamburg. He is interested in the interplay of the Sciences and Society, Artificial Intelligence (AI Safety, Machine Learning and its bounds, ethical questions, ...), likes to think about Mathematics from a linguistic perspective, works in Mathematics Education (esp. by promoting mathematically gifted youth), and likes doing mathematics when there is time left (esp. to think about extremal (infinite) combinatorics).