I am a theoretical astrophysicist who is developing the conceptual framework needed to understand the violent and capricious nature of the Universe. I use computer simulations to explore transient phenomena such as collisions, mergers, and disruptions of stars – especially those involving compact objects like black holes, neutron stars, and white dwarfs.

Awards and Achievements

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • Kavli Fellowship from the National Academy of Science
  • Radcliffe Fellowship at Harvard
  • Edward A. Bouchet Award from American Physical Society
  • Mexican Academy of Sciences