My research interests
Low energy nuclear physics, fundamental symmetries and precision tests of the Standard Model: My research focuses on solving the theory of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) to unravel aspects of the nuclear strong interactions relevant for fundamental questions about our Universe. Solving QCD will provide essential insight to unanswered questions about astrophysics and cosmology, such as understanding the observed abundance of matter (over anti-matter) and the potential interactions of Dark Matter with matter. The complex nature of QCD requires a numerical solution and so a key aspect of my research is the utilization of high-performance supercomputers to make quantitative connections between this fundamental theory and basic nuclear physics. My research is supported through a DOE Early Career Award (2014+).
Most of my research is also conducted as part of the CalLat Collaboration.
I am also a member of the DOE Topical Collaboration on Double Beta Decay and Fundamental Symmetries.