I am an Astrophysics PhD researcher currently working at Université de Montréal in the Institute for research on exoplanets (iREx). Previous to this I worked at York University, Toronto (and visited McGill Space Institute, McGill University, Montreal).
I completed my PhD in Astrophysics at the Centre for Astrophysics Research at the University of Hertfordshire, department of Physics, Astronomy and Maths and my Masters in Physics at University of Manchester, department of Physics and Astronomy.
My research involves all things cool (M dwarfs, brown dwarfs and exoplanets):
- working on the data pipelines for SPIRou and NIRPS using python, both instruments are to be used for identifying and characterising planets (specifcally Earth mass planets) around M dwarf stars, working with Dr. Étienne Artigau, Prof. René Doyon and the iREx group.
- finding ultra-cool member to the Upper Scorpius star-forming region (specifically brown dwarfs and free-floating exoplanets) and looking at light curves for low-mass stars in moving groups. I currently work directly with Prof. Ray Jayawardhana, Dr. Alexander Scholz and Dr. Paul Elliot.
- finding unresolved Ultra Cool Companions (Brown Dwarfs and Exoplanets) to low mass stars (specifically M dwarfs), studying the Metallicity of Low Mass Stars, finding Wide Companions to Low Mass Stars, searching for exoplanet companions to late M dwarfs using telescopes such as Kepler, and ultra-Cool studies of Late T and Y dwarfs using instruments such as Spitzer and Flamingos2. Working with Prof. David Pinfield, Prof. Hugh Jones, Dr. Federico Marocco. and Dr. Ben Burningham.
I am a keen user of the python programming
As well as this I have a passion for playing the piano, tennis, badminton, walking, television and movies, computer games and creating space art.