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 was raised in Chicago before attending the University of Notre Dame to receive an undergraduate degree in physics. I also spent a year as a visiting student at the University of Oxford. Outside of physics, I enjoy working out, watching sports, and playing guitar.
My research interests focus on different aspects of strong gravity systems and the gravitational radiation that they produce. My research thus far has involved both working on LIGO match-filtered searches for gravitational wave ringdowns and simulating the binary coalescence of neutron stars using the ADM(3+1) formalism of general relativity.