A hundred years of observations of the galaxies in our Universe has revealed drastic differences in masses, sizes, shapes, and star formation activity across galaxy populations, and yet there are general trends and relations between these properties suggesting that galaxies evolve subject to a set of physical laws.
In the past couple decades, we have begun to expand our knowledge of galaxies to the invisible gas surrounding them, the circumgalactic medium (CGM). The CGM acts as a conduit between galaxies and the rest of the Universe, both regulating and fueling their growth.
My research focuses on understanding the physics governing the galaxy-CGM connection. I use high-resolution cosmological simulations of galaxy evolution combined with analytic modeling to build new physical intuition for the structure of the CGM and how it fits into the galaxy evolution story.
Check out the links below to see the various topics of my research!