Core faculty in the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation and the Astrophysics Ph.D. program.
Former National Science Foundation AAP Fellow and Post-doctoral Fellow at Princeton University.
Ph.D. University of Rochester.
I am a theoretical astrophysicist primarily interested in the late stages of stellar evolution. The death of a star is an energetic and explosive event from which compact objects such as white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes emerge. As a theorist, I blend data, numerical computations and pen-and-paper theory to advance knowledge in stellar astrophysics.
AREAS OF INTEREST Binaries and Multi-body Dynamics; Tidal, Convective and Radiative Processes; Common Envelopes; Supernovae; Magnetohydrodynamics; Compact Objects; Planets and Substellar Objects; Planetary Nebulae; Computation