Supernovae (with an emphasis on Type Ia), computational hydrodynamics, computational radiation hydrodynamics, computational radiative transfer
Thesis: Simulation of compact circumstellar shells around Type Ia supernovae and resulting high velocity features.
(Not related to xlib )
API and library for astronomy, physics, math, and general purpose computing.
Tools used for research related simulation and analysis. Requires Xlibs and modified syn++
Modified version of syn++ allowing API level access and user-specified optical depth - velocity profile.
Slide decks of a variety of public (and not so public) talks that I have given.
A monthly segment at Astronomy on Tap ATX that I present with co-host and fellow UT graduate student Sinclaire Manning, documenting important news stories in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics.
I got my start with writing BASIC on a TRS-80 Color Computer 2 in 1985. Since then I have learned a few more languages, and have written professional software for sales and inventory systems, commercial flight simulators, and supernova simulations. I holds a B.S. in physics from the University of Minnesota and am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in astrophysics at the University of Texas at Austin. My hobbies include playing volleyball, backpacking / camping / hiking, brewing beer, and writing video games.