I am a NASA Einstein fellow at UC Berkeley. My research focuses on high-energy general-relativistic astrophysics. I perform magnetohydrodynamics simulations of extreme core-collapse supernovae and compact object mergers with a focus on their observable signatures. Right now, I mostly work on engine simulation for type-Ic-bl, superluminous, and GRB supernovae and on the electromagnetic and gravitational wave emission from compact object mergers.

Before joining UC Berkeley, I received my PhD at the Max-Planck-Institute for Gravitational Physics and Universit├Ąt Potsdam under the supervision of Bernard Schutz and Luciano Rezzolla and was a postdoc in TAPIR (Theoretical Astrophysics including Relativity) at the California Institute of Technology.

In the media:

Scientific American article about superluminous supernova

Inverse article on our Nature paper about MHD turbulence as supernova engines