Welcome! I am a doctoral student in Princeton’s Department of Astrophysical Sciences.
Most of my graduate research is in exoplanetary and stellar astrophysics. My research interests are in observing and understanding the formation, evolution, and long-term fates of planetary systems. One way I pursue these goals is with the transit method.
Some recent projects have included:
Creating and analyzing light curves of stars in open clusters and moving groups, using the TESS full frame images. Roughly one third of the galactic plane has been processed. The eventual aims are to find planets with known ages, and to enable studies in stellar astrophysics. (paper) (light curves) (planet candidates) (vetting report description documents)
Analytically exploring how unresolved binaries affect planet occurrence rates measured by transit surveys. (paper).
Analyzing the tidal evolution of hot Jupiters, and inferring how quickly friction in their host stars leads to their demise. (paper)
Please feel free to click around the website to learn more about me and my work!
Last updated: Tue Nov 26 14:47:29 2019