Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Carl Sagan
palomar

About ME:

I am currently a Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA. Prior to moving to JPL I was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the California Institute of Technology.
I am an observational astronomer working primarily on time domain astronomy, in the optical and IR.

Research Interests:

Exoplanets, brown dwarfs, binary stars; the beaming effect (Doppler boosting), orbital phase curves; time series astronomy, variable stars; binary white dwarfs, X-ray binaries.

upcoming and Recent Activities:

  • Visiting Israel, giving talks at HUJI, Technion, TAU, and WIS, January-February 2015
  • Visiting NYC, giving talks at AMNH, Columbia University, and NYU, January 2015
  • AAS 225th Meeting, talk and session chair, Seattle, WA, January 2015
  • Observing at the Palomar Observatory, with P200/CHIMERA, December 2014
  • Bay Area Exoplanet Science Meeting, talk, SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA, December 2014
  • Wide Field IR Surveys meeting, invited talk, Pasadena, CA, November 2014
  • 2014 DPS Meeting, talk, Tucson, AZ, November 2014
  • Visit to University of Washington, astronomy colloquium speaker, October 2014
  • Paper submitted! with Renyu Hu (JPL), September 2014
  • Visit to NASA Ames Research Center and Bay Area Exoplanet Science meeting, September 2014
  • Remote observing at WIYN/Hydra, September 2014
  • Observing at the Palomar Observatory, with P200/TSpec, with Lev Tal-Or, September 2014