I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the TAPIR group at Caltech.

Briefly, my research interests are studying and testing general relativity and other theories of gravity from an astrophysical standpoint.

I have investigated how “almost-general-relativity” theories can affect gravitational observables. An important observation which would be able to distinguish between GR and almost-GR is the gravitational waves from two merging black holes, as recently detected by advanced LIGO.

Please see my research page for more details of my research interests. You can also see my publications page for a list of my relevant publications and work in progress. For a summary, see my curriculum vitae.

# About this site

This site’s name, *due to symmetry*, refers to one of the most
important theorems in mathematical physics:
Noether’s theorem.
Noether’s theorem says that every continuous symmetry of a physical
system generates a corresponding conserved quantity, and its
significance in modern physics can not be overstated. This theorem
bears the name of
Emmy Noether, who proved
and published this theorem at a time when women were not allowed to
teach in academia. Not only did she shape modern physics and make
formative contributions to abstract algebra, she also broke through
the sexist barriers of her time.