Brinson Prize Postdoctoral Fellow
I am a Brinson Fellow studying dark matter by detecting concentrations of dark matter, objects referred to as halos, around distant galaxies using the phenomenon of strong gravitational lensing. I have developed several codes that allow us to analyze strong gravitational lens systems to infer properties of dark matter halos, inferences we then interpret in the context of a variety of particle dark matter models.
I received a bachelors degree in physics at James Madison University in Virginia, and completed a PhD in physics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to arriving in Chicago, I worked at the University of Toronto as a postdoctoral researcher, and then as a Schmidt AI in Science Fellow, working with Prof. Jo Bovy. When I’m not thinking about dark matter and lensing I’m most likely playing soccer, watching soccer (I never miss an Arsenal game), playing chess, at the gym, or exploring the Chicago food scene.