Philosopher of science and physicist, I work at the Institute of Philosophy and the Oeschger Center for Climate Change Research, University of Bern, in Switzerland.
I am part of The epistemology of climate change SNSF project led by Vincent Lam.
My research is about climate change and notably the uncertainties affecting climate projections. In order to overcome the problem of uncertainties, a major challenge today for climate science and earth system science is to exploit the multiple models developped around the world and to encompass the representations from different disciplinary fields. My aim is to explore whether and how representations of a same phenomenon can have together a possibly higher epistemic interest than they have individually, despite their differences, incompatibilities, and the possible competition between them.
From a more general perspective, my research stands in philosophy of science, feminist philosophy and social epistemology. I am interested in contemporary scientific practices and methods, and in their impact on the relation between science and society. My objects of research include scientific representations (in particular, mathematical models, computer simulations and visual representations), non-epistemic values and biases that influence the production of scientific knowledge.