As a member of the SMAUG collaboration, I have recently worked on understanding the phenomenon of star-formation using simulated galaxies with an eye towards characterizing the hyperspace of local ISM properties that inform and affect the birth environments of stars.

Additionally, guided by Dr. Shy Genel (CCA), Prof. Greg Bryan (Columbia) and Prof. Daisuke Nagai (Yale), my thesis research involves harnessing large-volume cosmological simulations as well as high-resolution zoom-in simulations to understand the assembly and enrichment history of galaxy clusters, the largest collapsed structures in our universe.

For more details on my work, check back shortly!

Header image credits: TNG Collaboration

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