Postdoctoral Scholar, Caltech

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

About ME:

I am currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at the California Institute of Technology, and a former Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, CA. 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:

  • Invited Review about orbital phase curves submitted to PASP (available upon request), February 2017
  • Observing run at the Palomar 5m with WIRC-POL, February 2017
  • Visiting LCO, February 2017
  • Awarded LCO Key Project (PI), January 2017
  • Visiting Israel, giving talks at HUJI and BGU, January 2017
  • AAS 229th Meeting, Talk, Grapevine, TX, January 2017
  • Awarded 1.0 night on Keck/HIRES through NASA Keck Time, December 2016
  • Kepler heartbeat stars study featured in the media, October 2016
  • ExSoCal2016 meeting, Talk, Pasadena, CA, September 2016
  • Keck Science Meeting 2016, Talk, Pasadena, CA, September 2016
  • Observing runs at KPNO with WIYN/Hydra, AZ, September 2016


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