Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Bishop's University
McGill Space Institute & Trottier Chair Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University
PhD & MSc in Astronomy, University of Washington
BA in Astrophysics, Columbia University
I am a multi-wavelength observational astrophysicist, and my research group is focused primarily on combining the 'cosmic messengers' of gravitational wave (ripples in space-time detected by laser interferometers) and electromagnetic emission (light detected by telescopes) to study kilonova astrophysics, r-process nucleosynthesis, black hole accretion, and cosmology. We endeavor to answer some of the most fundamental questions in astrophysics: What is the origin of the elements? What is the expansion rate of the Universe? What happens when compact objects like black holes and neutrons star collide? Most recently, I have become particularly interested in applications of simulation-based inference algorithms to the growing number of computationally-intractable inverse problems in astrophysics.
Astrophysics, gravitational waves, black holes, neutron stars, nucleosynthesis, accretion, Bayesian inference, machine learning