- Research Program Mentor
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics, particle physics, compact objects (neutron stars, black holes etc), data analytics, AI/ML
Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.
Mirror Neutron Stars
Mirror matter is dark matter candidate and one possible way to detect it is if it binds gravitationally with regular nuclear matter to form neutron stars. This project would involve computing the gravitational interaction between the regular and mirror matter components of the neutron star, and making predictions for the star's mass-radius relationship, which can be confirmed observationally.