Boston University, Ph.D. in Physics, 2012
Northeastern University, B.S. in Physics and Philosophy, 2004

Hampshire College
Box NS
893 West StreetAmherst, MA 01002-3359


I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics at Hampshire College. My research focuses on the foundations of general relativity. I am particularly interested in the physical interpretation of its mathematical formulation, which is necessary for understanding how the theory can be modified, whether as a classical or a quantum theory.  While strictly speaking I do physics, my work is influenced by philosophy and history of general relativity. More details can be found in my CV. I have extensive teaching experience at the college level and have designed a number of math and science courses for non-science students.

In this The Story Collider podcast “The Nature of Space and Time,” I describe how I found relativity and why it is important to me: