- Neutron Stars and White Dwarfs
- Supernovas & Remnants
- Time Domain Astronomy
- Machine Learning
- Black Holes
- Gravitational Waves
I am a Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University. With my students and postdoctoral fellows, we research a wide range of explosive astrophysical phenomena, including gravitational-wave events, gamma-ray bursts, tidal disruption events, super-luminous supernovae, and other optical transients, as well as magnetic activity in brown dwarfs and exoplanets. We use observations across the electromagnetic spectrum - from radio to γ-rays - utilizing observatories around the world and in space. We also work on the development of machine learning approaches to the classification of transients.
I was previously a joint Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow (2004-2007) and Carnegie-Princeton Postdoctoral Fellow (2004-2008) at the Carnegie Observatories and Princeton University.
I received a PhD in Astrophysics from Caltech in 2004, with a thesis focused on multi-wavelength studies of gamma-ray bursts, their host galaxies, and type Ib/c core-collapse supernovae.
PhD: California Institute of Technology