The focus of my research has been on
measuring properties of neutron stars from gravitational-wave
observations. This work includes:
modeling for the inspiral and merger of binary neutron star and
neutron-star-black-hole systems using results from numerical and
- Reduced order modeling for accelerating waveform evaluation.
- Bayesian parameter estimation techniques to measure matter effects and the equation of state of neutron stars.
As part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, I have also worked on other projects including:
- Determining the impact of calibration errors on the significance of search pipelines.
- Calculating upper limits on the rates of BNS and NSBH mergers from Advanced LIGO data.
Links to my publications on INSPIRE and on the ADS database.
2016 - Present
Postdoc at AEI, Potsdam, Germany
2014 - 2016
Postdoc at Syracuse University, NY, USA
2012 - 2014
Postdoc at Princeton University, NJ, USA
2006 - 2012
PhD in physics at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI, USA
2002 - 2006
BS in physics at the Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA
Organisationseinheit (Abteilung, Gruppe, Einrichtung):
- Astrophysikalische und Kosmologische Relativitätstheorie