My research focuses on understanding the physical nature and origin of substellar objects, i.e. brown dwarfs and extrasolar planets. The last two decades have witnessed a revolution in astronomy with the discovery of these long-sought objects. I am interested in direct observational studies to probe their formation mechanism(s) and to understand the plausible diversity of planetary systems. From a technical perspective, my research primarily employs optical and infrared instrumentation, with a particular interest in high spatial resolution techniques (e.g. adaptive optics) and large datasets from wide-field survey telescopes (e.g. Pan-STARRS). Please see my home page for more information.

Astronomer and Graduate Chair
PhD (2000), UC Berkeley
  • Exoplanets, brown dwarfs, star & planet formation, astrometry, adaptive optics, wide-field surveys, IR instrumentation
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