1002 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
I am a second-year graduate student working with Professor Leslie Looney on sources of polarization in early protostellar disks.
Dust polarization in protostellar disks
Magnetic fields around protostars
I study sources of dust continuum polarization in protostellar disks. By using multi-wavelength observations and comparing the observed polarization morphologies to models produced by our theorist collaborators, I plan to probe the contributions of different mechanisms to the overall polarization. In particular, I am interested in isolating the contribution of grain alignment with the disk’s magnetic field. Characterizing the magnetic field is essential to investigating how magnetic fields affect disk development.
B.S., Physics, Brandeis University, 2015