PhD student in Physics at New York University.

Research

Optimal Classification and Outlier Detection for Stripped-Envelope Core-Collapse Supernovae

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Presentation of a new method for classifying stripped-envelope supernovae spectra using principal component analysis and support vector machine. Provides a quantitative, continuous method for characterizing transition supernovae and outliers. Finds that the best time to distinguish the major spectral types is two weeks after peak brightness.

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Modelling Stripped-Envelope Supernovae Spectra Using the Radiation Transport Code TARDIS

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Currently working with Wolfgang Kerzendorf to model the chemical abundances and velocity structure of stripped-envelope supernovae ejecta using TARDIS, a fast 1D radiation transport code. Working on the first Bayesian framework for understanding uncertainties and degeneracies associated with ejecta model parameters. 

TARDIS on Github

SN2018gep -- A Fast Rising Optical Blue Transient

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Recently fast rising, luminous, blue transients have challenged our standard picture of stripped-envelope supernovae types. We present spectra and photometry for a particularly interesting object, SN2018gep, and quantify its difference from standard stripped-envelope supernovae. (Image Credit: Ho et al. 2019)