I am an
assistant professor in the
Department of Astronomy at the University of Virginia.
I am a theoretical astrophysicist and my work has frequently
focused on the study of accretion physics and radiative
transfer. My research has included topics such as accretion
flows, black holes, magnetars, radiative transfer,
numerical simulations of magnetohydrodynamics, and feedback
from star formation.
Although I am a theorist,
much of my work has involved direct modeling of
Before arriving at the University of Virginia, I was a senior research
associate at the Canadian Institute for
Theoretical Astrophysics. Previously, I was a postdoctoral member
and Chandra Fellow at
the Institute for Advanced Study.
I obtained my Ph.D. from the physics department at UCSB
and a B.S. in physics from Carnegie Mellon.