I’m a research scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, where I study the high-energy Universe with NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Much of my academic career has been dedicated towards the study of the variable sky, covering a wide range of topics in what we now call time domain astronomy. My work in recent years has included gamma-ray and X-ray analysis of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) and supernovae (SNe), multi-wavelength observations of their long-lived afterglows, and demographic studies of flaring sources detected by NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. I am also leading the development of the Fermi All-sky Variability Analysis (FAVA), designed to detect new transient phenomena using data collected by Fermi’s Large Area Telescope, as well as participating in the development of future space-based missions to study the high-energy Universe.
I am also the creator of the Astro-grb website, NASA’s Fermi All-sky Variability Analysis data portal and the Fermi constellations websites, as well as the author of several popular iOS applications. I’d like to also think that I’m a somewhat good photographer.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Sciences and Exploration Directorate
Greenbelt , MD 20771