I'm a theoretical physicist interested in questions related to dark matter, high-energy particle phenomenology, and early-universe cosmology.
The broad focus of my current research is on developing novel or unconventional search techniques to explore a diversity of new physics ideas in a range of terrestrial, astrophysical, and cosmological systems. A large portion of my work has a nexus to the dark matter problem, or deals with other early-universe relics (e.g., CHAMPs). Much of my recent and ongoing research in this direction has involved the detection of axion-like particles and dark photons, or has involved my ongoing interest in extracting signals of new physics from existing physical systems or data sets. My less-recent past work has included examining a variety of phenomenological and theoretical aspects of Higgs physics, and particle physics aspects of early-universe cosmology.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Chicago (2017)
Master of Science, University of Chicago (2012)
Bachelor of Science, University Of Cape Town (2010)
- Axion dark matter detection with CMB polarization PHYSICAL REVIEW D 2019; 100 (1)
- White Dwarf Bounds on CHAMPs arXiv 1911.08883. 2019
- Relaxation of the composite Higgs little hierarchy JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS 2017
- Probing the fermionic Higgs portal at lepton colliders JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS 2016
- Irruption of massive particle species during inflation PHYSICAL REVIEW D 2015; 91 (6)
- The fermionic dark matter Higgs portal: an effective field theory approach JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS 2014
- Gamma-ray constraints on dark-matter annihilation to electroweak gauge and Higgs bosons JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS 2014