About Me

 

I am a final-year graduate student in the Physics department at The Ohio State University. I am part of Professor John Beacom’s group in the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP), where I work on astroparticle physics generally and dark matter phenomenology in particular, trying to find novel ways to probe dark matter’s properties.

I received my B.S. in physics from Yale University in 2015, where I did my senior thesis on comparing the dark matter and baryonic matter distributions in simulated galaxy clusters. In my first project at OSU, I examined how scattering between cosmic rays and dark matter would alter the cosmic ray spectra observed at Earth. Since then I have continued working on cosmic ray-dark matter interactions, studying how dark matter particles accelerated in collisions with cosmic rays could be seen in neutrino detectors.

I have also expanded my interests to include composite dark matter, attenuation of the dark matter flux in Earth’s crust and atmosphere, and the theoretical challenges of comparing constraints on strongly-interacting dark matter with limits on more traditional Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP) dark matter.

My publication list is available via INSPIRE