I am an astronomer, cosmologist, and data scientist.
I am currently a NSF
funded Assistant Research Scientist
at the UC San Diego Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences
) and a Research Affiliate
in the MIT Program in Science, Technology and Society (STS)
I work on several theoretical and observational cosmology projects to devise and implement fun experiments that leverage cosmology to help test fundamental physics.
These include a series of experiments with colleagues to test quantum theory with astronomical observations
as well as Infrared and Optical observations of Type Ia Supernovae with ground and space based telescopes
, which can be used to measure the expansion history of the universe, cosmic acceleration, and dark energy.
Before UCSD, I was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow
at MIT, a NSF
Funded Research Associate at MIT, and a Visiting Research Scientist
at the MIT Center for Theoretical Physics
. I completed my PhD in Astronomy &
Astrophysics from the Harvard University Department of Astronomy
and I received my BA in Physics & Astrophysics
from UC Berkeley
I am very interested in projects at the intersection between observational astronomy, astrophysics, data analysis, and the philosophy of science, especially the philosophy of cosmology.
I am excited to explore a range of fascinating scientific questions through research
, science writing
, public outreach
, and working with the science media
For more, see my Bio
, and CV