I am an assistant professor of physics at NYU.
I was previously a postdoc at Johns Hopkins University (2014-17)
and at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (2011-14).
I received my PhD in astrophysics from Caltech in 2011,
and my undergraduate education at the École Polytechnique in France.
I am broadly interested in theoretical astrophysics and
cosmology, with a focus on analytic work.
My research in astrophysics has concentrated on interstellar spinning dust grains and large molecules.
As a cosmologist, I work on understanding the implications of various dark-matter candidates
and initial conditions on cosmological observables, such as the cosmic microwave background and large-scale-structure.
Teaching and pedagogical materials
- Undergraduate-level mathematical physics
vectors and tensors, differential and
integral analysis, complex
analysis, ODEs, Laplace equation
- Graduate-level general relativity:
- Excerpts from my Warner Prize talk at the June 2019 AAS
meeting, with illustrations and movies about
cosmological recombination and the CMB.
- Lectures on the cosmic microwave background given at Fudan University, Shanghai (2/26/17 to 3/3/17):
Lecture 1: introduction, general concepts
recombination, the Boltzmann equation, the thermalization problem
perturbed Boltzmann equation, introduction to polarization and parameter estimation