Research

What I Study

My research interests are in theoretical nuclear astrophysics. More specifically, I have studied the effects of non-standard interactions on neutrino flavor oscillation, as well as the the effects of neutrinos in core-collapse supernovae. For more technical information on my research goals you can read my Research Statement.

Who I Work With

I am currently jointly advised by Dr. Carla Fröhlich and Dr. James Kneller in the Department of Physics at North Carolina State University.

Tools I Use

I use the AGILE-BOLTZTRAN (Fortran) code for core-collapse hydrodynamics and neutrino transport as well as the SQA (C++) code developed at NC State by Dr. Kneller to handle neutrino flavor evolution.

I also have extensive experience working with Mathematica. I have used the software for data analysis, as well as developed a tutorial curriculum to introduce freshman physics majors to computational tools.