I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Physics at Princeton University. My research is in observational cosmology. I work with my advisor, Suzanne Staggs, on the upcoming Simons Observatory (SO), a ground-based telescope array that will measure temperature and polarization fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background from the Atacama Desert in Chile. Science goals of the Simons Observatory include searching for evidence of an early epoch of inflation, constraining cosmological parameters, constraining the tensor-to-scalar ratio on large angular scales, studying secondary distortions such as those generated by gravitational lensing on small angular scales, and characterizing galaxy clusters. I primarily work on hardware development including assembling and testing detector and readout components for SO. 

Princeton Physics Department