a few words about my resesarch
I am fortunate that my career as an academic teacher and researcher allows for constant personal and professional growth, and brings me into touch with some of the brigthest minds of many generations. My past and present students and postdocs have come from many corners of the world and enriched my life immensely.
I am motivated by the ability to apply physics, mathematics, and computational techniques to unlocking the secrets of the cosmos. In our group we have developed a new paradigm for the evolution of protoplanetary disks around young stars. The Migrating Embryo model can explain the luminosity bursts of young stars, binary star and giant planet formation, and the ejection of low mass objects into the interstellar medium. Magnetic fields in the cosmos add a richness and complexity to all interstellar gas dynamics and we have demonstrated its effect in creating a broad distribution of protostellar core masses and in protostellar collapse by controlling disk formation and evolution and launching powerful outflows.
I am most recently interested in studying the formation of collapsed objects in the early universe, i.e., the first stars and black holes in the universe. A recent paper has explained the shape of the mass distribution of supermassive black holes in the early universe. We have also shown that magnetic fields enhance the formation of supermassive stars that quickly collapse into supermassive black holes.
There are many avenues available for a bright and motivated student or postdoc to make major progress in theoretical astrophysics using physical insight and numerical simulations.