Research Scientist, MIT Kavli Institute

Somewhere, something incredible  is waiting to be known.
Carl Sagan

About ME:

I am a Research Scientist at the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research. Formerly I was a Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a Postdoctoral Scholar at Caltech, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Las Cumbres Observatory. I am an observational astronomer working primarily on time domain astronomy, in the optical and IR.

Research Interests:

Exoplanets, brown dwarfs, binary stars; the beaming effect (Doppler boosting), orbital phase curves; time series astronomy, variable stars; binary white dwarfs, X-ray binaries.

upcoming and Recent Activities:

  • Meter-class telescopes science, Invited Talk, Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia, September 2018
  • TESS Science Team meeting, MIT, August 2018
  • Cool Stars 20, Talk, Boston University, MA, July 2018
  • Exoplanets Orbiting Hot Stars, Talk, Vanderbilt University, TN, June 2018
  • Visiting NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, February 2018
  • Visiting Las Cumbres Observatory, Invited talk, Santa Barbara, CA, February 2018
  • TESS Science Team Meeting, MIT, February 2018
  • Visiting NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, January 2018
  • Dwarf Stars and Clusters in K2, Talk, Boston University, January 2018
  • 231st AAS Meeting, Talk, Washington DC, January 2018


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