About Me

PhDone! I received my Ph.D. in Physics at UC Berkeley in 2019 after receiving a B.S. in Physics from Georgia Tech in 2013. Going from undergrad to graduate school, I entirely switched research interests from atomic molecular and optical physics (particularly Bose-Einstein condensates) to weakly interacting physics and worked with a group at Berkeley studying neutrinos. Ultimately my thesis ended up being about using solar neutrinos to understand fundamental properties of neutrinos, and developing new neutrino detection techniques. You can find a copy here. During graduate school, my particular involvement was with the SNO, SNO+, and Theia projects.

UPenn Shield Currently, I work as a postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania where I continue to research neutrinos in the high energy physics neutrino group. I’ve remained involved in the SNO+ and Theia projects, and am getting involved in the DUNE experiment, where I’ll be focusing on developing the cold electronics / supporting hardware for the detector and exploring (solar) neutrino interactions in liquid argon.

Otherwise, I am 30 years old and hail from Macon, GA. I am a long time programmer, have contributed to many projects, and learned many languages since I became interested in using computers to automate mundane human tasks (read: cheating on MMORPGs) back in the early aughts. Check out my GitHub for more about the projects I deemed most interesting. Besides physics and programming, I enjoy the outdoors (that is, photographing them), Minecraft (with mods… lots of mods), and astronomy.

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