In this post doc I am currently trying to understand what we can learn about the lives and deaths of massive stars from merging binary black holes detected by LIGO/Virgo. I continue to work on developing the MESA stellar evolution code
My first post doc focused on understanding how massive stars that will explode live and die. This include SAGB stars and core collapse progenitors. The other part of my time was spent developing the MESA stellar evolution code.
My PhD focused on understanding the stars that made up the Kepler field of view. I was particularly interested in understanding the effect of binarity on how Kepler selected its targets.