Updates

Data Science Internship at LendUp

For summer 2017 I’ll be working at LendUp, a FinTech startup in San Francisco. I’ll be doing very little astronomy June-Sept 2017, but I’ll get back into during fall 2017. I’m excited to be at LendUp. It’ll allow me to gain more experience with statistics and modeling, while also having a more direct, personal impact […]

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Machine Learning with Alexie Leauthaud

Starting this spring I’ll be working Prof Alexie Leauthaud to use deep learning tools to better identify dwarf galaxies in the Hyper Suprime Cam (HSC) survey.  When that survey’s completed, it’s expected to have >500 TB of imaging data, so our project is going to have to be pretty smart and efficient about how to get […]

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Clustered SNe Paper Accepted

arXiv version: https://arxiv.org/abs/1606.01242 MNRAS version (possibly paywalled): https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/465/2/2471/2525964/Enhanced-momentum-feedback-from-clustered   If you saw our pre-print version (posted in June, when we submitted out paper; “v1” on the arXiv page), then a few things have changed since then. The most major changes have been: Our conclusions regarding resolution and mixing have changed. We previously thought the difference between […]

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Starting with Piero Madau

In January 2016 I started working with Professor Piero Madau.  To begin, I’ll be continuing the worked I started with Mark Krumholz, creating better models of SNe feedback.

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Pictor A Work Published

Recently my paper on the emission mechanisms within Pictor A’s jet was accepted for publication by the Astrophysical Journal, and subsequently hit the arXiv.  In short, we used the Hubble Space Telescope to collect data which showed that the observed X-ray emission couldn’t be produced through relativistically boosted inverse Compton scattering of the Cosmic Microwave Background (boosted […]

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Computational Fluids Project

The first quarter is over, my time as a Teaching Assistant has come to a close, so now it’s time to focus more on my research. With that has come a change in projects. I’ve begun working with Mark Krumholz, doing 1D hydro simulations.  With this new project comes the opportunity to learn much more about […]

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Entering graduate school

In October, I’ll be entering the University of California at Santa Cruz, to start a PhD program in Astronomy and Astrophysics. I’ll be starting research with Greg Laughlin, working to improve exoplanet detection methods.

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Graduation

Graduated from MIT with a BS in Physics! Out to New Mexico to work at a summer camp (astronomy outreach!), then starting at UC Santa Cruz in the fall. A journal article our work on Pictor A has been drafted, and should be submitted this summer.

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Undergraduate Thesis

Optical Detection and Analysis of Pictor A’s Jet I completed my undergraduate thesis in observational high energy astrophysics, and its now up on astro-ph (see link above).  If you’re curious, I’d suggest checking out Chapter 1 for a bit of background on active galactic nuclei (AGN) and galactic-scale jets, Chapter 5 for the results + […]

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