General relativistic radiation magnetohydrodynamics.
State-of-the-art neutrino radiation hydrodynamics.
Numerical methods for shock-capturing, Eulerian, multi-material hydrodynamics.
I am a staff scientist in the Computational Physics and Methods Group (CCS-2) at Los Alamos National Laboratory. I have broad scientific interests, but find myself drawn to solving some of Nature's most complex problems on some of Earth's biggest computers. This interest first developed while I earned B.S. degress in Physics and in Space Sciences at Florida Institute of Technology. I followed this pursuit in my Ph.D. work in astrophysics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellow, then as a postdoc at Princeton University before coming to LANL as a Nicholas C. Metropolis Fellow.
Here is a subset of the topics I find interesting and am currently working on.
Summary (updated 2/1/19)
Core-collapse supernovae, black hole accretion, numerical methods
Tidal disruption events, overset mesh methods
Numerical relativity, numerical methods, hydrodynamics
Black hole astrophysics, radiation transport, magnetohydrodynamics, numerical methods
Nuclear matter, chiral EFT, nuclear astrophysics