I am currently a doctoral student in Princeton’s Department of Astrophysical Sciences.
Most of my graduate research is in exoplanetary and stellar astrophysics. My main 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. The first data release covers about one sixth of the galactic plane. The point is to find planets with known ages, and to enable projects in stellar astrophysics. (paper) (data products)
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)
Last updated: Sun Oct 6 12:25:46 2019