The Axion Dark Matter eXperiment (ADMX) uses a resonant microwave cavity within in a large superconducting magnet to search for cold dark matter axions in the local galactic dark matter halo. Sited at the Center for Experimental Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Washington, ADMX is a large collaborative effort with researchers from universities and laboratories around the world.
My research interests fall into three related areas: observational cosmology, the transient universe, and the development of the advanced hardware and software needed for emerging astrophysics observations. Over the past few years I have developed several new radio cosmology signatures and I’m currently working on the construction of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) and GASE array, and the design of the CARPE.
|Professor and INT Senior Fellow|
|Nuclear and neutrino astrophysics|
I am interested in nuclear and neutrino processes that underly extreme astrophysical phenomena (neutron star structure and evolution, core-collapse supernova, x-ray bursts, magnetar flares, and gamma-ray bursts). Other interests include the application of quantum many-body theory to nuclei, cold atom gases, nuclear matter, dense quark matter, and related phases in neutron stars.