My students and I work on problems related to the densest matter in the universe, arising from our lack of understanding of the strong force. As an astronomer, I observe neutron stars, black holes and gamma-ray bursts, using X-ray satellites, optical and radio observatories, and statistical approaches. I am also founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Astronomer’s Telegram.
I am always looking for students — both graduate and undergraduate — who are interested in researching these topics with me. Undergraduate students should come to my office hours, or email me a CV. For prospective graduate students, our department admits students for the Fall and Winter terms. Application deadlines vary, so consult our departmental page.