The MIT Kavli Institute paves the way for new developments in space- & ground-based astrophysics. Our faculty, research staff, and students develop technology & instrumentation with a focus on an engineering and technical core.
Researchers at The Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research explore extreme and unusual phenomena found beyond the Earth including extrasolar planets, black holes, neutron stars, and distant galaxies and clusters of galaxies.
I am fascinated by anything related to compact objects, especially neutron stars. Currently, I am using x-ray observations to study low-mass x-ray binary systems, particularly to constrain the neutron star's mass and radius and also to study the spectral evolution of these systems as they cool after energetic, outburst states.