The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Contact details


Lederle Graduate Research Tower

Amherst, MA 01003
United States

LGRT-B 622


Research Interests

My research interests span much of the observable universe - from the energetics of clusters of galaxies to high redshift galaxy evolution, to star formation in nearby galaxies and in the Milky Way.  I do this through pioneering observations of the millimeter wavelength sky using the Large Millimeter Telescope.  Currently I am leading an effort to build a fundamentally new tool for these studies - the TolTEC camera.

Teaching Statement

I have been deeply influenced by both formal and informal teachers throughout my life. My love of learning has been inspired, it did not come along by itself. I try to always remember this when I'm in the classroom. Outside Astronomy I am very interested in advanced computational techniques, pedagogical techniques, and the philosophy of scientific inquiry. I think about all of these things in terms of modeling with a strong emphasis on how noise and uncertainty influence our data and our thinking.

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