The MIT Kavli Institute paves the way for new developments in space- & ground-based astrophysics. Our faculty, research staff, and students develop technology & instrumentation with a focus on an engineering and technical core.
Researchers at The Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research explore extreme and unusual phenomena found beyond the Earth including extrasolar planets, black holes, neutron stars, and distant galaxies and clusters of galaxies.
I work with Professor Rob Simcoe, studying the high-redshift intergalactic medium through absorption features in the spectra of background quasars. By studying the gas between galaxies we learn about the chemical enrichment history of the Universe, as well as galaxy formation and feedback processes. My current/recent projects include investigating low metallicity Lyman limit systems (as possible evidence of cold flow accretion onto early galaxies) and connecting absorption systems with their host galaxies, which provides information on the physical nature of the absorbing gas.