I am a computational physicist and planetary scientist specializing in numerical simulations of electrodynamics in the atmospheres of giant planets. As part of my current research, I am using computer simulations to understand how electrodynamics in Saturn's mid- to low-latitude thermosphere influences its temperature, structure and dynamics.
I enjoy programming, playing board/card games, computer games, tabletop role-playing games, music (I play cello and guitar), hiking, and spending time with friends and family. My wife and I have two cats and a dog.
On 18 September 2021, I participated in a Reddit IAmA so that people can ask me questions about planetary science or computational physics. It was a lot of fun!
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Visualizing magnetic field lines on an exoplanet
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Simulating impact cratering using an N-body model
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Designing a virtual reality framework (or training to be a Jedi)
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3D-printing moons and planets
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Demonstrating the classical XY model of ferromagnetism