Department of Physics and Astronomy
Research Interests: Winds of Hot Luminous Stars|
At EMU my research involved numerical calculations of the paths of free particles in a theory of discrete spacetime known as "Causal Set" theory. At UT my research is in the area of winds from hot, massive stars. This involves observing the H-alpha profiles of stars to study their winds and mass loss rates and to monitor any long-term behavior. I am particularly interested in using luminous hot stars as extragalactic distance indicators through their wind momentum-luminosity relation (WLR). This relation is similar to the well known period-luminosity relation for Cepheid variables.