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 on observational 21cm Cosmology with Professor Jacqueline Hewitt. I am interested ultimately in what such observations may teach us about the fundamental properties of our universe. For the immediate future, we are focused on detection and characterization of the Epoch of Reionization using radio interferometry. To that end, I work on analysis of Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) data, and instrumentation for the next generation Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Arrays (HERA).
Honors and awards:
Lewis Prize, University of Chicago, 2011 Rossi Fellow, MIT, 2011-2012