Crab Nebula (M1)

A Near-Infrared image of the Crab Nebula, showing the toroidal wind and a jet.

My research focuses on three interrelated areas: the development and use of adaptive optics instrumentation, using adaptive optics instruments to perform rapid follow-up and monitoring of the Crab Nebula, and using adaptive optics instruments to study the innermost regions of active galaxies.

To do this research, I rely on some of the world’s best telescopes and instruments, through the University of California Observatories. I develop alogirthms, software, and data management tools for all of my projects which rely on a quantiatitve understanding of rich but inhomogenous data from a variety of sources.

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