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
Papers on NASA ADS
Office: Boggs 1-90C,
770 State St NW,
Atlanta, GA 30313
Sept 2023: Wondering about collision timescales in planetary systems? Check out the new paper led by Santiago Torres here
Aug. 2023: Slowing down of host stars plays an important role in planetary stability and architecture. Check out the new ApJ paper in press led by Thea Faridani here
June 2023: Hareesh Bhaskar and Nathan Moore have successfully defended their theses and obtained their PhD degrees. Congratulations, Dr. Bhaskar and Dr. Moore!
May 2023: Precession-induced resonances are critical to enhance eccentricity and lead to merger of stellar mass BH binaries in AGN disks. Check out Hareesh Bhaskar‘s new paper here, published in ApJ.
April 2023: Nicholas Maldonado received the School of Physics Fukuyo Scholarship Award for his research on TRAPPIST-1 spin dynamics and effects on TTV (paper in prep)
March 2023: Gongjie Li received the CTL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
March 2023: Are you curious about which planet could be a potential destination for relocation around other stars? Skip planets in the outer habitable zone of compact systems due to chaotic day-night cycles and snowball transitions. Check out our new paper using 3D GCM model, led by Howard Chen in ApJL: link
Nov. 2022: How to make an eccentric debris disk around a binary star with a wide-orbit planet companion? Check out Nathan Moore‘s new paper here: link
Oct. 2022: Do you want to use machine learning to predict tidal effects under general relativistic corrections? Here’s our paper by Oswin So in NeurIPS 22 workshop on Machine Learning and the Physical Sciences: link
Oct. 2022: Need more reasons to move to a binary star planetary system? Check out this paper to see that the spin-axis variations are low for low inclination circum-binary planets led by Renyi Chen: link
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.