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Johns Hopkins University, Dpt of Physics and Astronomy
366 Bloomberg Cnr, 3400 N. Charles St, Baltimore MD 21218
tel.: (410)516-6657, fax: (410)516-7239, email:

Research Interests
Observational astronomy including (but not limited to)
      Stellar variability, binary stars, stellar evolution
      Active galactic nuclei, quasars and galaxy formation
Theoretical astrophysics including (but not limited to)
      Dynamics of stellar and planetary systems
      Outflows from compact objects
Data science including (but not limited to)
      Identification of rare and unusual objects in large datasets

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, July 2017 - present
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Aug 2010 - June 2017
In 2010/2011 on leave at:

KIPAC (SLAC/Stanford University), Menlo Park, CA,
Research Associate (Kavli fellowship), Aug 2010 - July 2011

Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ,
Long-term member (John N. Bahcall fellowship), Jan 2008 - July 2010
Postdoctoral member (NASA Spitzer fellowship), Sept 2005 - Aug 2008

Recent selected awards
2018: Scialog Fellow, Heising-Simons Foundation and Research Corporation for Science Advancement
2016: Catalyst Award, Johns Hopkins University
2016: D. Lunder and A. Ezekowitz Junior Visiting Professor, Institute for Advanced Study
2014: Newton Lacy Pierce Prize of the American Astronomical Society
2011-2013: Alfred P. Sloan Fellow
Princeton University, Ph.D., Astrophysics, September 2005
Thesis: "Type II Quasars from the SDSS"
Advisor: Michael A. Strauss

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
M.Sci. cum laude, theoretical physics and astrophysics, June 2001

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
B.Sci. cum laude, physics and mathematics, June 1999

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