ABOUT ME

I’m an observational astronomer focusing on the evolution of stellar rotation. I approach this problem from three different angles:

  1. Calibrating angular momentum evolution models by measuring rotation periods in open clusters.
  2. Investigating the connection between rotation and magnetic activity.
  3. Comparing the rotational evolution of single stars and binaries.

I’m currently an NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow working at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian.

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Stellar rotation in open clusters

I use open clusters to calibrate the evolution of stellar rotation. Open clusters are collections of stars that all share the same age.

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The impact of companions on stellar rotation

Models for stellar angular momentum evolution assume that stars are born and evolve in…

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Magnetic activity

Stellar rotation is tied to magnetism in two ways. First, stars are made up of charged particles, which generate a magnetic field if they move…

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