Department of Astrophysical Sciences
Office: 20 Peyton Hall
I am a computational astrophysicist specializing in black hole accretion. I am interested in combining the effects of general relativity, magnetohydrodynamics, and radiative transfer in order to model accretion flows in a variety of systems.
A key tool for this is Athena++, a successor to the MHD code Athena. My role as an Athena++ developer is combining the strength of Athena's MHD with GR, enabling us to run simulations in arbitrary stationary spacetimes.
White & Stone, under revision at ApJS. GRMHD in Athena++ Using Advanced Riemann Solvers and Staggered-Mesh Constrained Transport (ArXiv)
Goodman & White 2016, MNRAS. Stability of metal-rich very massive stars
White, Kasliwal, et al. 2015, ApJ. Slow-speed Supernovae from the Palomar Transient Factory: Two Channels (ArXiv)
Athena++: A New GRMHD Code for Black Hole Accretion
A Peculiar Class of Slow-Speed Supernovae from the Palomar Transient Factory
Curriculum Vitae in PDF format.
Athena++: stay tuned for a public release.
Jim Stone: my PhD adviser.
The Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics Network between UIUC, Berkeley, and Princeton.