I joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College in December 2011 as an Assistant Professor. My interests include active galactic nuclei, galaxy evolution,
large-scale structure of the Universe,
the cosmic X-ray background, and X-ray binary pulsars.
I am excited to be serving as the House Professor for West House, one of Dartmouth's new residential House communities, which will open in fall 2016. Some thoughts on the new House system are in this interview. I was previously a member of the Presidential Steering Committee for Moving Dartmouth Forward, for which the creation of the new House system was top recommendation.
My full CV is here.
As an undergraduate I studied physics at Yale University, and completed my Ph.D. at the Harvard
University Department of
Astronomy. I was an SAO Postdoctoral Fellow at the
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and I retain an affiliation with
SAO as a Research Associate. I then served as STFC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology Group in the Department of Physics at Durham University.
Our group is excited to be hosting the annual New England Regional Quasar and AGN Meeting at Dartmouth on Thursday June 4. See the full meeting site for abstract submission, travel details, and other information.
In July-August 2014, our group co-organized, along with colleagues at Durham, a workshop (100 participants) at Durham University on AGN vs. Star Formation: The Fate of the Gas in Galaxies. An overview of the workshop, oral and poster programs, abstracts, and other details are available at the workshop website.
In July-August 2012, I organized (along with Dave Alexander) a workshop (60 participants) at Dartmouth College called Black Hole Feedback 2012. An overview of the workshop, oral and poster programs, abstracts, and other details are available at the workshop website.
I served as chair of the Local Organising Committee for the large international conference (360 participants) on Galaxy Formation at Durham, 18-22 July 2011. An overview of the conference and program are at the conference website.
In July 2010, I organized (along with Dave Alexander) a large workshop (115 participants) at Durham University on What Drives the Growth of Black Holes?. An overview of the workshop, oral and poster programs, abstracts, and other details are available at the workshop website.
As part of my STFC Fellowship, have given a series of public talks at dozens of schools and astronomical societies around the UK.
In fall 2009 I appeared on TV, on the Pulsars & Quasars episode of The Universe on the History Channel.
I visited African Leadership
Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa, as an Expert-in-Residence
in astrophysics in March 2009.
I enjoy playing music, skiing, rowing, the New England Patriots, Newcastle United, and traveling with my family.