Research

During my time at MIT, my research focused on building an interferometer telescope, as part of the research group lead by MIT Professor Max Tegmark.

You can see a video of the result here: 


List of publications:

During my PhD, I looked at interstellar dust and its impact on Cosmic Microwave Background experiments. I worked in the research group of Harvard Professor Douglas P. Finkbeiner.

I completed a significant new study of interstellar dust grains, their variations in size and composition, and the effects on interstellar extinction.

https://arxiv.org/abs/2009.11869

Building on that work, I studied contribution from interstellar and non-galactic dust on the detection of the spectral distortions of the cosmic microwave background.

https://arxiv.org/abs/2010.06589

Finally, I created the first 3D map of the temperature of the interstellar medium dust. The work is published as the third chapter of my thesis and is now in pre-print as an article.

Currently, I am working as a Postdoctoral Scholar at UCLA in Professor Tommaso Treu’s research group. I am looking at using strong lensing to put constraints on dark matter models. For certain classes of dark matter theories, I am trying to figure out what would be the growth of structure, and what observables they would have, leading to comparisons with data.