I am a postdoc in theoretical astrophysics at Princeton University working with Adam Burrows. I earned my Ph.D. in Astronomy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I worked with Charles Gammie building numerical models of slowly accreting supermassive black holes (the galactic center source Sgr A*, in particular). Before that, my world line took me through Melbourne, FL, where I got B.S. degrees in Physics and in Astronomy/Astrophysics at the Florida Institute of Technology and worked with Matt Wood on interacting compact binaries.
I am interested primarily in extreme phenomena — physical systems characterized by conditions inaccessible to terrestrial experiment. This 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 of CPU-hours on the some of the world's fastest supercomputers. Check out my research page for more information.