Antonis Antoniou

I am a Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at the Lichtenberg Group for History and Philosophy of Physics of the University of Bonn, where I work on a project on the Philosophy of Dark Matter and Modified Gravity.


In September 2024, I will continue as an ERA Postdoctoral Fellow on the Horizon Europe project ANDROMEDA, which will take place at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing of the National Observatory of Athens. Currently, I am also an external research collaborator at the project NoMoS ‘Laws & Powers in the Metaphysics of Science’,  of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

I completed my doctoral studies in Philosophy of Science at the 
University of Bristol under the supervision of Dr. Karim Th├ębault. My PhD thesis on ‘Models, Data and Unobservable phenomena in Physics’.


My research interests primarily concern philosophical questions about the methodology of high-energy physics and cosmology, especially the debate between dark matter and modified gravity theories. I am also interested in pragmatic interpretations of natural laws in physics, and in pragmatism in general.