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Welcome! I am a graduate student in astronomy and physics at MIT. I use Near Field Cosmology to study the first stars and galaxies.

My favorite galaxy is Reticulum II.
Nature paper
News article by Carnegie Science
Short Interview with MIT

The nine brightest stars in the r-process galaxy Reticulum II are circled. Three of these stars are highlighted, showing their large barium content.

The nine brightest stars in the r-process galaxy Reticulum II are circled. Three of these stars are highlighted, showing their large barium content. Background image: Fermilab/Dark Energy Survey

Check out The Caterpillar Project. Here’s a quick video showing what it’s about. Video production credit to Brendan Griffen.