Something remarkable one realises when studying physics is that the universe is not just stranger than we imagine, it's stranger than we *can* imagine. This makes it all the more amazing that we are able to learn anything at all, especially about the larger universe beyond our planet. My interests lie squarely in gleaning insight into how the universe works at a fundamental level. I use theoretical tools, particularly gravity, to understand cosmological and astrophysical processes. This in turn allows us to test and better understand fundamental physics.
More precisely, I am currently researching how gravitational waves can be used to understand phenomena at the interface of cosmology, particle physics, and quantum gravity. In the past I worked on variations on cosmic string models, and how they may be linked to fast radio bursts - enigmatic astrophysical objects with no known progenitor mechanism.
MSc. in Astrophysics, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
BSc. (Hons) in Astrophysics and Physics, University of Cape Town, South Africa.