Hi everyone, I'm a first year PhD student at Monash University. I'm working on thermonuclear bursts on accreting neutron stars. The idea is to fit models to X-ray spectra and hopefully find out something about the surface conditions of the neutron star.
I mostly use XSPEC, with some C and shell scripting, and as little IDL as I can get away with. In the next few months I hope to start constructing computer simulations of bursting neutron stars with SPH- hopefully I can go some way towards reconciling observations with theory.
I'm an avid homebrewer, mad Cats fan, and can't stand cauliflower.