Supermassive Excitement

I’m delighted to be back doing numerical relativity research at Caltech after taking a year leave to deploy to the South Pole with the South Pole Telescope collaboration. I will continue to be involved with the South Pole Telescope data analysis in parallel with my work at Caltech to simulate formation pathways for supermassive black […]

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When Antarctica Just Isn’t Cold Enough: South Pole Telescope (SPT) Fridge Cycle

As you might have heard on my website, my newsletter, my Twitter, or, if we’re¬†colleagues at Caltech, at work, I am currently working on the South Pole Telescope (SPT) onsite at the South Pole in Antarctica for January-November 2016 (I am employed by¬†the University of Chicago). I have taken a sabbatical from my NSF Astronomy […]

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Population III stars were fusing hydrogen before it was the hot thing to do

featured image credit: M. Kornmesser/European Southern Observatory Sobral et al. in¬†recent work¬†slated for publication in The Astrophysical Journal,¬†claim observation of a galaxy, CR7, likely hosting a large contingent of Population III stars.¬†The New York Times also has good summary;¬†you know it’s important¬†when actual stars get the movie star treatment.¬†While I’m not in a position to […]

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Happy Academic New Year, 2015

June 1, 2015 I was thrilled to start my 3 year tenure as an NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow (NSF AAPF)¬†at Caltech. I am therefore declaring¬†June 1¬†as my official academic New¬†Year. I’m treating this fellowship period¬†as my shot to make a scientific difference, and here’s to the next 3¬†years. I have an structured¬†routine scheduled, […]

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