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:
An analytic exploration of how unresolved binaries affect planet occurrence rates measured by transit surveys. (link).
Analysis of the tidal evolution of hot Jupiters, and inference of how quickly friction in their host stars leads to their demise. (link)
I’ve recently also been working on a project to make lightcurves for stars in open clusters and moving groups from the TESS full frame images.
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