I am currently an assistant professor at the School of Physics at Georgia Tech.
My research interests include:
- Dynamics of exoplanets
- Dynamics of compact objects as gravitational wave sources
- Interactions between supermassive black holes and surrounding stars
Office: Boggs 1-90C,
770 State St NW,
Atlanta, GA 30313
April 2022: Dennis Dong will join Stanford’s Aero/Astro program. Congratulations Dennis!
April 2022: Evection resonances play an important role in facilitating stellar mass black hole mergers in AGN disks. Check out Hareesh Bhaskar‘s new paper here: link
March 2022: How to form planets with ultra short periods (<1day)? Check it out in Chen Chen‘s new paper, which is now accepted for publication in ApJ: link
Feb. 2022: How do black hole binaries tilt their spin-axes in an AGN disk? Check out this paper led by Gongjie Li to see how it’s analogous to the spin tilt of Saturn: link
Jan. 2022: Yash Tomar has got an offer from the Ph.D. program at Caltech. Congratulations, Yash!
Dec. 2021: What are the seasons like on planets in stellar binaries? Check out the new paper led by Billy Quarles on “Milankovitch cycles for a circumstellar Earth-analogue within α Centauri-like binaries” on MNRAS.
Sept. 2021: Yash Tomar has received the President’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) award. Congrutulations, Yash!
Sept. 2021: Billy Quarles started as an assistant professor at Valdosta State University. Congratulations, Billy!
Aug. 2021: Dr. Renyi Chen has proudly obtained her Ph.D. degree, and will start working at Google. Congratulations, Renyi!
Aug. 2021: How stable are exomoons in binary systems? Check out the new paper led by Billy Quarles here on AJ.
April 2021: How to tilt planetary spin-axes during planet scattering? Check out the new paper by Gongjie Li here on ApJL.
April 2021: Karthik Yadavalli has received the Fukuyo Outstanding Physics Undergraduate Award. Congratulations, Karthik!
Jan 2021: Hareesh Bhaskar‘s new paper on “Mildly Hierarchical Triple Dynamics and Applications to the Outer Solar System” is now published in AJ.
Oct. 2020: Nathan Moore‘s paper on “Inclination Excitation of Solar System Debris Disk Due to Stellar Flybys” is now published in ApJ.