I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Florida. My research is focused on the physical processes that drive evolution of galaxies across a wide range of mass. I use observations—from telescopes such as ALMA, the VLT, and NuSTAR—in concert with N-body simulations to understand the interplay between star formation, active galactic nuclei, and the interstellar medium in mergers. In particular, I study the molecular gas properties of extreme starbursts and the evolution of starburst and AGN activity as mergers progress.
Upcoming Conferences and Talks
- 27 April 2018 (Seminar) “Starbursts and AGN as Drivers of the Physical Conditions in the Dense Molecular Gas in Galaxies”, JILA/CASA Seminar, University of Colorado (Boulder, CO).
- 18 June – 07 July 2018 (Workshop) The Astrophysics of Massive Black Hole Mergers: From Galaxy Mergers to the Gravitational Wave Regime (Aspen, CO).
- 18 April 2018: “Two Separate Outflows in the Dual Supermassive Black Hole System NGC 6240” (Müller-Sánchez+) has been published in Nature. In this paper we use optical and near-infrared observations to separate the outflowing gas the center of the NGC 6240 galaxy merger into portions driven by star formation and portions driven by the actively accreting supermassive black holes. A preprint is also available.
- 21 March 2018: A paper exploring “ground truth” of the modeling of emission from CO molecules (Kamenetzky, Privon, & Narayanan) has been accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal. A preprint is now available.
- 22 January 2018: Our latest paper, presenting optical, near-infrared, and millimeter observations of the dual AGN system Mrk 463 (Treister+), has just been accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal. A preprint is now available.
Update (15 February 2018): This article has now been published in the Astrophysical Journal.