- Quasars & Other Active Black Holes
- Black Holes
- Jets, Outflows and Shocks
- Space Weather
- Time Domain Astronomy
I am an X-ray astronomer working at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in the High Energy Astrophysics Division. I work on understanding high energy phenomena associated with the accretion onto compact objects such as black holes and neutron stars. To do this, I use X-ray telescopes aboard various satellites in order to record radiation emitted by quasars and X-ray binaries, and I build theoretical models to explain the properties of this radiation. I am also a member of the Operations and Science Support Division in the Chandra X-ray Center, where my main activities include monitoring and trending analysis of the subsystems of the Chandra X-ray Observatory, NASA's flagship mission for X-ray astronomy.