Relativistic Transients: from Astrophysics to Cosmology

I study energetic transient astrophysical phenomena, with a focus on relativistic explosions such as gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) and electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational wave (GW) sources. I apply my expertise in obtaining and analyzing data at all electromagnetic wavelengths, my experience with theoretical modeling, and my rigorous statistical and computational background to bear on exploring the extreme Universe. My work informs our understanding of the final stages of stellar evolution, serve as laboratories of fundamental physics from particle acceleration to the launch and collimation of relativistic outflows, and provide precise probes of the high-redshift Universe.