Research


My thesis project involves searching for photometric variations in L dwarfs. I have lots of data, but I'm not going to tell you the results here. You'll just have to wait until they get published. Meanwhile, you can check out my Brown Dwarf Catalog. If you've gotten this far in my website, then you should have found it!

Before this project I was working with Dr. Marley and Denise Stephens modelling the reflected spectra of extrasolar giant planets. We have recently submitted a paper to the Astrophysical Journal which describes our results. I have also submitted a paper to the Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, which details a poster I presented at the 23rd Assembly of the European Geophysical Society in Nice, France in April 1997.

As an undergrad at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, I worked with John Dickel looking for a counterpart to a gamma-ray repeater source. Specifically, I processed Hubble Space Telescope archival images in hopes of finding an optical counterpart. The result of our search can be found in the ApJ.