I am a postdoc in the Computational Physics and Methods Group (CCS-2) at Los Alamos National Laboratory working on various topics in theoretical astrophysics and computational methods. Before coming to LANL, I was a postdoc in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. I earned my Ph.D. in Astronomy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I was a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellow. Before that, I got B.S. degrees in Physics and in Astronomy/Astrophysics at the Florida Institute of Technology.
I am most interested in extreme phenomena, which has led me to focus my research on black hole accretion disks and core-collapse supernovae. Understanding these complex multi-dimensional, multi-scale, multi-physics systems is greatly facilitated by sophisticated numerical simulations that can require millions (or more!) of CPU-hours on the some of the world's fastest supercomputers. Check out my research page for more information.
When my astrophysicist cap is off, I spend most of my time enjoying my two favorite things: food and family.