During my undergrad at Rutgers University, I worked on constraining events in the evolutionary history of the Earth and Solar System by analyzing heavy element (elements with more protons than iron) compositions in meteorites. These elements and their isotopes are produced through neutron capture pathways (instead of nuclear fusion) in highly energetic stellar environments, such as neutron star mergers. Here at Columbia, I hope to investigate further these nucleosynthetic events, their role as sources of matter in the Universe, and their other features such as gravitational wave emissions. In parallel, I am keen to learn more about the astroparticle physics of such sites, especially with neutrinos, which are produced alongside heavy elements. I am always happy to discuss my current or past work; just reach out!
Here's two for one: I also have a degree in philosophy from Rutgers! And I love running, biking, hiking, camping, diving... anything outdoors really.