Research Assistant Professor at the Institute for Nuclear Theory at the University of Washington
See also my CV.
Our review on the nuclear symmetry energy is featured on the front cover of the European Physical Journal A. See the contents of the full issue or just the article itself. I was also happy to be involved in a separate and also excellent invited review in the same issue led by Stefano Gandolfi.
See our work as published in Nature, the arXiv version, a summary for non-specialists, an article on the Chandra website, the press releases at Los Alamos and MSU Today, the article at Ars Technica, or the Astronomy magazine article.
My research demonstrates that neutron star observations can be used to understand how neutrons and protons interact. Also, I have shown that nuclear physics is critical for describing neutron star observations and many astrophysical processes including core-collapse supernovae, X-ray bursts and giant flares in magnetars. Recently, I determined how neutron star radius observations improve our knowledge of nuclear three-body forces, the neutron skin thickness of lead, and the nuclear symmetry energy.
My talk at KIPAC@10 last September: