McGill Space Institute
& Centre for High Energy Physics
Until 2021, I was a Pappalardo Fellow and NASA Einstein Fellow in the MIT Department of Physics. I received my PhD in physics from UC Berkeley in 2019 with the support of fellowships from the Hertz Foundation and the National Science Foundation. My dissertation, "Searching for the invisible: how dark forces shape our Universe" was supervised by Hitoshi Murayama and won the American Physical Society Sakurai Dissertation Award. I received my Bachelors from MIT in 2014 with a thesis jointly supervised by David Kaiser and Tracy Slatyer.
My research interests are at the intersection of astrophysics, particle physics and cosmology. My main goal is to extract as much information as possible about what our Universe is made of by considering how astrophysical systems would be affected with the addition of new, undiscovered particles and interactions. A major focus of my research is understanding the composition and behavior of dark matter, but I am also interested in other extensions of the Standard Model. While primarily a theorist, I do occasionally like to get my hands on the data.
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