Astronomy Research

Until late 2006, when I left academia to pursue work in biotechnology, I worked as an educator and researcher in astrophysics. My research involved studies of clusters of galaxies at X-ray and radio wavelengths. Most of my work focused on cluster mergers, but I also studied cooling flow clusters. Most recently, I studied the effects of heating from AGN, mergers, and other sources on the evolution of poor clusters.

As part of my research, I created a number of useful software tools. In the spirit of keeping the scientific process open, I licensed some of the most useful ones under the GPL.