Professor of Astrophysical
Charles A. Young Professor of Astronomy
4 Ivy Lane
Princeton, NJ 08544
I am a theoretical astrophysicist with interests in a wide
variety of problems, including black holes, stars, plasma
astrophysics, and galaxy formation.
My publications can be found here
(at arxiv.org) or
(at ADS). A list of some of
the papers of mine that I like the most.
Curriculum vitae Short Academic Bio
My collaborations include the FIRE galaxy formation
simulations, the horizon
collaboration on black hole accretion, and the Dedalus project.
Although I greatly enjoy theoretical physics research, I have a confession .... I am not yet a member of this dept
TalksHow Massive Stars Live and Die (KITP Blackboard Lunch Talk)
Postdoctoral: Princeton has several prize
postdoctoral fellowships that I encourage you to apply
for. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Graduate & Undergraduate: I am happy to talk with interested students at any time.
Students: Naveed Ahmad, Keaton Burns, Hannah Klion,
I was born in Santa Monica, California on June 19, 1973, lived
for almost 12 years in Houston,Texas, and spent my high school
years in Vestal, New York (upstate near the border between NY and
PA). I received my B.S. in Physics from MIT in 1995 (carrying out
research with Pawan Kumar) and
my Ph.D. in Astronomy from Harvard
University in 1999 (under the supervision of Ramesh Narayan).
I was a postdoc in the School of
Natural Sciences at the Institute
Study for 2 years before coming to Berkeley in 2001. I
moved to Princeton in Fall 2020.
When I can find the time, I enjoy nature
photography. I also enjoy cooking, hiking,
gardening (growing food, that is), and reading.