Astrophysics at UC Berkeley
I'm working with Prof. Alex Filippenko, using the Lick and Keck observatories to study the spectra of core-collapse supernovae and explore what they can tell us about massive stars and their deaths.
In addition, I've recently worked alongside Prof. Josh Bloom and the Center for Time-Domain Informatics at UC Berkeley, using modern machine-learning computational techniques to find rare and interesting objects in the massive data sets of modern photometric surveys. As part of that work, I created the All-Sky Photometric Zeropoint Estimator. I'm also interested in instrument and code design, and I helped to design, build, and install the spectroscopic sky probe on the Pan-STARRS1 telescope on Mt. Haleakala, HI.