Contact Information


Phone: 352-294-1864

Department of Astronomy, University of Florida.

211 Bryant Space Sciences Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611


Multiscale Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics

My research focuses on theoretical models primarily related to cosmological galaxy evolution, star formation, and the interstellar medium (ISM). I develop large scale numerical simulations to simulate the interplay between small scale star formation, ISM physics, and global galaxy evolution. Layered on top of this, I spend a good bit of time thinking about how photons traverse the dusty and molecular ISM, and how to quantitatively connect models of star formation and galaxy evolution with cutting-edge observations.


Simulation Code Development

I spend a lot of cycles thinking about high performance computing and the development of large computer simulation software for astrophysics. To that end develop parallel radiative transfer packages for hydrodynamic simulations, and contribute to a number of distributed public code bases. I'm also interested in astrophysics in the era of large data sets, and collaborate with the University of Florida Informatics Institute, where I am an affiliate faculty member.



Active and experiential learning at all levels.