I am fortunate to pursue research with a fantastic group at UC Davis.


Sarah Loebman joins our group as a joint NASA Hubble Fellow and UC Davis Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow. Sarah is a stellar dynamicist at heart who works on all aspects of the Milky Way, from the formation and evolution of stars in its disk, including their dynamics and elemental abundances, to its diffuse stellar halo, including how to measure the mass and shape of the Milky Way’s dark-matter halo. Sarah likes to live at the intersection of theory/simulation and observations and also is a leader in Big Data techniques, especially database technologies.

Graduate Students

Still to come…


Theodore is our group’s Chief Morale Officer (CMO). He earned his Pretty hairy Dog (PhD) degree at Caltech in 2015 (JoAnn Boyd, advisor) and also pursued a postdog fellowship at Carnegie Observatories. He basically runs our group.