MY RESEARCH BLOG

April 2, 2019

Last night I gave a public lecture at the Huntington Library, attended by ~500 people, whew!  This talk is very accessible to people with all backgrounds.

Abstract:

Popular images of galaxies, while beautiful, do not provide the information that astronomers need to measu...

December 18, 2018

I am updating my page over the next week, please be patient!

Image Credit to Catherine and Sarah Satrun- Sketchy Duo

http://sarahsatrun.blogspot.com/2013/04/we-are-all-wonder-women.html

June 17, 2018

I talked with Dr. Carrie Nugent on her podcast Spacepod, and tried a crazy drink.  You can learn about black hole pairs and how we study them at the link below! 

https://www.listentospacepod.com/episodes/2018/6/17/127-black-hole-pairs-with-dr-mcgurk

May 10, 2017

LINC-NIRVANA (LN) is a near-IR imager for the Large Binocular Telescope offering both multi-conjugate AO and interferometric beam combination for high spatial resolution. I worked with Professor Tom Herbst, his Ph.D. student Kalyan Radhakrishnan, and a team of 10 engin...

June 12, 2015

When galaxies merge, gravitational forces can disturb the gas within them, funneling it to their centers. This causes bursts of star formation (SF) and increased fueling of the SMBHs, and their possible activation as AGNs. This increased activity in galaxies’ centers c...

September 25, 2014

I received my B.S. at the University of Washington in Physics and in Astronomy in 2009. At UW with Astronomy Professor Zeljko Ivezic, I used Principal Component Analysis on ~100,000 spectra from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) to analyze correlations of eigencoeffi...

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