As of September 2023, I am a NASA Einstein Fellow at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. I use multiwavelength observations to identify objects in extreme gravitational environments and characterise their physics. I got my Bachelor of Science in physics at the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2014, and my PhD in astrophysics in July 2020 from Michigan State University. From 2020 until 2023, I was a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
My work leverages both optical studies of dense stellar cluster environments, and X-ray studies of objects undergoing accretion in an unknown regime of physics. These studies probe the population of X-ray binaries in globular clusters, and also provide observational evidence of the extent and nature of black holes in the dense clusters of stars outside of our own Galaxy.
I am also the co-chair of Rubin Observatory's Stars, Milky Way and Local Volume Star Clusters Science Working Group. I am extremely excited about the opportunity to expand our understanding of the extent of extragalactic globular clusters, and using modern techniques to identify them.
Les astronomes ne savent toujours pas si des trous noirs peuvent être trouvés dans des amas d'étoiles denses. Ma recherche utilise des rayons X, des ultraviolets et des données optiques pour traquer les trous noirs potentiels dans des centaines de milliers d'amas d'étoiles répartis dans l'univers.