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 mids of many different generations. My past and present students and postdocs have come from many corners of the world and have 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 limiting the initial size of protoplanetary disks.
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.