Research Topics

Antideuteron signatures of dark matter with GAPS

  • Leading the semiconducting Si detector development for the GAPS experiment, a balloon-borne dark matter search utilizing cosmic-ray antideuterons and antiprotons in an unprecedented low-energy range

Galactic Center and Exotic Particle Physics with the NuSTAR satellite X-ray observatory

  • Use NuSTAR's unprecedented angular resolution in the hard X-ray band to investigate the Galactic Center region, in particular how stellar remnant populations vary from the inner-parsec to inner-kiloparsec length scales. 
  • Spearheading the NuSTAR Dark Matter and Exotic Physics sub-group, pursuing X-ray signatures of sterile neutrinos, axions, and other exotic particle physics.


Please contact me to discuss opportunities to join our group! 


Research Group (2017-2018)

  • Dr. Shuo Zhang (potdoctoral researcher)
  • Field Rogers (NSF graduate student)
  • Brandon Roach (graduate student)
  • Tyler Erjavec (post-baccalaureate student)
  • Talla Babou, Radhika Bhatt, Jonathon Brown, Ivy Li, Evan Tey (UROP/undergraduate)

Research Group (2016-2018)

  • Dr. Rachel Carr (MIT Pappalardo Fellow)
  • Field Rogers (graduate student)
  • Tyler Erjavec (post-baccalaureate student)
  • Jonathon Brown, Allen Cheng, Lawson Kosulic, Federico Llarena (UROP/undergraduate)