I am a Canada Vanier Scholar and a PhD candidate in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto, where I am also an Associate of the Dunlap Institute, leading the Little UV Space (LUVS) Telescopes team.
My current research focuses on multi-messenger astrophysics (with light across the spectrum, gravitational waves, and occasionally neutrinos), and relativistic explosions. Generally I am interested in using astrophysical phenomena to probe physics that is otherwise inaccessible to terrestrial laboratories.
A critical limiting factor to these measurements, and many other problems in astrophysics, is the paucity of space-based observatories. I focus much of my time on developing new space telescopes and experiments, as well as novel data analysis techniques and control systems to enhance the capabilities of existing instruments.
In previous lives I built bikes, repaired vehicles, and guided people up (and usually also down) mountains. These days I live in a barn with three horses, and my partner.
CV available on request, you can find most of my papers here.