Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Astronomy
Office location and address
530 McCormick RdCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
Collaborative Research: Multi-Messenger Signatures of Massive Black Hole Binaries
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
September 01, 2019 – August 31, 2022
Electromagnetic and Gravitational Wave Signatures of LISA Massive Black Hole Binaries
Source: Georgia Institute Of Technology
May 15, 2020 – May 14, 2022
Spectral Models of X-ray Binaries and Ultraluminous X-ray Sources from Radiation Magnetohydrodynamics Simulations
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
July 01, 2018 – June 30, 2021
AS-ASTR The Physics of Star Formation Feedback and Molecular Cloud Destruction
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
September 01, 2016 – August 31, 2020
AS-ASTR Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship
Source: Sloan Foundation
September 15, 2015 – September 14, 2017
AS-ASTR Modeling Emission Spectra from Radiation Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations of Black Hole Accretion
Source: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
June 01, 2016 – May 31, 2017
Black holes are stellar remnants that are so dense that nothing, not even light, can escape their gravitational pull. Nevertheless, systems that contain these "dark stars" are among the brightest sources in the universe. In this introductory course, aimed primarily at non-science majors, students will explore the seemingly paradoxical nature of black holes and evaluate the astronomical evidence for their existence.
Independent study of a topic of special interest to the student under individual supervision by a faculty member. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Introduces the physics of basic radiation mechanisms and particle acceleration processes that are important in high energy phenomena and space science. Discusses applications to pulsars, active galactic nuclei, radio galaxies, quasars, and supernovae. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Under supervision, the student undertakes or assists with a current research problem. This course may be repeated for credit.
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.