Research Group

Students and Postdocs I am currently collaborating with:

Sean Dougall

Undergraduate
Physics & Astronomy

Dalton Glove

Undergraduate
Physics, Mathematics, Philosophy, minor in Chinese

Kaushik Satapathy

Graduate
Physics

Tyler Trent

Graduate
Physics

Pierre Christian

Postdoc
Research: Black hole astrophysics and gravitational waves

Lia Medeiros

Postdoc
Research: Extreme astrophysical objects & phenomena to test fundamental theories of physics

UArizona EHT Team 2019

Past Students and Postdocs

Tessa Baker

Tessa Baker

3rd year D. Phil student at Oxford University

Research: Gravitational collapse in scalar-tensor gravity theories

David Ballantyne

David Ballantyne

2005-2008: TAP Postdoctoral Fellow

Research: Polarization of Accretion Flows

Michi Baubock

Michi Baubock

3rd year PhD student in Astronomy

Thesis: The observational appearance of spinning neutron stars

Chi-kwan Chan

Chi-kwan Chan

2003-2007: PhD student in Physics

Thesis: Numerical Simulations of MHD Accretion Flows

Alan Cooney

Alan Cooney

6th year PhD student in Physics

Thesis: Modified Gravity in Cosmology and around Compact Objects
Simon DeDeo

Simon DeDeo

1999-2000: Senior student at Harvard Univ. 2001-2003: PhD Student at Princeton

Research: General Relativistic Constraints on Emission Models of AXPs; Astrophysical Tests of Scalar-Tensor Gravity; Modified Gravity with Perturbative Constraints

Andras Gaspar

Andras Gaspar

Postdoc Researcher, UA 2009-2011: PhD Student in Astronomy

Research: Observations and Models of Debris Disks

Tolga Guver

Tolga Guver

2008-2011: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research: Spectroscopic Measurements of Neutron-Star Masses and Radii

Keiko Hiranaka

Keiko Hiranaka

2008-2009: Senior in Physics

Research: Curved Universes in Modified Gravity

Phil Jenks

Phil Jenks

3rd year PhD student in Physics

Thesis: Numerical Simulations of Super-Eddington accretion onto Black Holes

Tim Johannsen

Tim Johannsen

2007-2012: PhD student in Physics

Thesis: Testing General Relativity with Black Holes

Chris Limbach

Chris Limbach

2008-2009: Junior/Senior in Physics

Research: The Tully-Fisher Relation in Modified Gravity

Sui Ann Mao

Sui Ann Mao

2004-2005: Junior in Physics

Research: Numerical Simulations of QPOs around Black Holes

Robert Marcus

Robert Marcus

2005-2006: Senior in Physics

Research: A 2D Algorithm for Photon Diffusion in Neutron Star Atmospheres

Peter Perakis

Peter Perakis

2010-2011: Senior in Physics

Research: Free-free Opacities in Neutron-Star Atmospheres

Martin Pessah

Martin Pessah

2003-2007: PhD student in Physics

Thesis: MHD Turbulence and Angular Momentum Transport in Accretion Disks

Pavlin Savov

Pavlin Savov

1999-2000: Junior/Senior in Physics, MIT

Research: Eddington Limited X-ray Bursts

Scott Palmer

Junior in Physics
Research: Relativistic Orbits around Sgr A*

Evan Tucker

Junior in Physics
Research: Relativistic Orbits around Sgr A*

Can Wang

2007-2008: Exchange Senior in Physics Research: Viscous Damping of Oscillations in Accretion Disks

Research Group 2009