- ERC 443
PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz, 2021
My interests are in high energy astrophysics theory and high energy physics theory. In the broadest sense, my research program is to create basic astrophysical models (on one side) and build basic physics understanding (on the other side) and connect these in a new way. Particular problems I am interested in include tidal disruptions of stars by black holes, the formation of gravitational wave sources, the structure of active galactic nucleus disks with embedded stars, the host galaxies of high energy astrophysical phenomena, vacuum decay, de Sitter space in string theory, black holes and de Sitter matrix theory, and connecting string theory to astrophysics.