"The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous."
I am currently a graduate student pursuing a PhD in Astrophysics at the University of California Berkeley. After spending several years pursuing a career as a physics teacher and actor, I came back to graduate school to develop a deeper understanding of the intricate workings of the Universe. That joy I feel in developing that understanding is only made stronger by sharing that enthusiasm as a science communicator.
My current research includes an active hunt for the mysterious Planet Nine. Details of this work and previous lines of research can be read about here. I leverage large-scale computational techniques to transform seemingly insolvable problems into useful science. I work out of the Computational Cosmology Center at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, currently in collaboration with Peter Nugent.