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How do planets form? Is the Solar System a ``special'' place to live in the Galaxy, or is it a typical bunch of planets around an uninteresting star? What are the processes that govern how (roughly solar-type) stars are born and die? These are some of the questions that drive my day-to-day research in astrophysics, and they are the questions that drive my adventures in astronomical instrumentation.


The best place to read about my research is in the published literature:
All my publications from NASA ADS
All refereed publications from NASA ADE
All publications in Google scholar

Research Topics

TODO: add details here about what I find most interesting.