I am a theoretical astrophysicist. Currently I am a Bahcall Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, and was externally supported by the NASA Einstein Fellowship for the first three years of my appointment. My latest research focus on gravitational lensing, astrophysical gravitational waves, and cosmology.
I study caustic crossing stars as recently discovered in strong lensing galaxy clusters. This lensing phenomenon can be used to shed light on the small-scale clustering of the Dark Matter inside the cluster’s halo. Space telescopes such as the HST and the JWST, as well as giant optical/IR telescopes on the ground, are useful for this application.
I am also highly interested in astrophysical gravitational waves following aLIGO/Virgo detections. I study how gravitational waves from compact binary coalescence can be utilized to address fundamental questions such as the small-scale structure of the dark matter. I also work on novel gravitational wave data analysis methods.
I am also broadly interested in a variety of topics in cosmology, e.g. cosmic microwave background, large-scale structure, and redshifted 21cm signals. I have also written papers about fast radio bursts. Feel free to contact me if you would like to collaborate on research, or if you would like to share something general about science or everything.