I am an Assistant Professor of Physics at Fairfield University.

My main research interests are black holes and their astrophysical contexts. Recently I have also become interested in gravitational waves and their roles in astrophysics.

The modus operandi of my work is to put all sorts of astrophysical objects (from nondescript clouds to pulsating dead stars) close to black holes and study the cool interactions that results. Often this brought out new ways to study both black holes themselves and the offending objects. In this way, black holes probe astrophysics, and astrophysics probe black holes.

I am a member of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, a worldwide effort to capture resolved images of black holes.

You can learn more about my research by clicking the "Research" tab.