Selected Publications

We have estimated fundamental parameters for a sample of co-moving stars observed by Gaia and identified by Oh et al. We matched the Gaia observations to the 2MASS and Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer catalogs and fit MIST isochrones to the data, deriving estimates of the mass, radius, [Fe/H], age, distance, and extinction to 9754 stars in the original sample of 10606 stars. We verify these estimates by comparing our new results to previous analyses of nearby stars, examining fiducial cluster properties, and estimating the power-law slope of the local present-day mass function. A comparison to previous studies suggests that our mass estimates are robust, while metallicity and age estimates are increasingly uncertain. We use our calculated masses to examine the properties of binaries in the sample and show that separation of the pairs dominates the observed binding energies and expected lifetimes.
In AJ, 2018

Selected Talks

TedX Solebury
May 23, 2018 2:30 PM


At Rider University, I have taught the following courses:

  • CSC 110 - Computer Science I
  • PHY 180 - Astronomy
  • PHY 200 - General Physics I
  • PHY 201 - General Physics II
  • PHY 250 - Scientific Computing
  • BHP 215 - Honors Seminar
  • SCI 480 - Science Friday Seminar