I am interested in a variety of topics related to galaxy evolution, hydrodynamics, and computational astrophysics. My Ph.D. dissertation focused on the physics of starburst-driven galactic winds, coupled with the creation of a new GPU-based hydrodynamics code, Cholla, which I wrote from scratch. Cholla was designed to be massively-parallel and extremely efficient, and it has been run on some of the largest supercomputers in the world. Click on the pics below for links to my research blog, the Cholla download page (the code is free and open-source), and Cholla reference paper.
I am currently a NASA Hubble Fellow at Princeton University. Prior to Princeton, I spent a carefree seven years earning my Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Tucson is located in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona, home of expansive vistas and plenti of cacti, inspiring the name of my code, Cholla. Before