I have published papers on a few black hole-related topics: how supermassive black holes form, how they grow, and where we might find them if they don't end up in galaxy centers.

My general interests include:

  • massive black hole seed formation (whether by direct collapse, cluster collapse, Population III seeds, or whatever your favorite method is)
  • how black holes grow (when? where does the gas come from? how does it get there?)
  • intermediate mass black holes
  • black holes wandering in galaxy halos for various reasons
  • feedback! how does accretion energy couple to the ISM? How does this affect the galaxy?
  • how many massive black holes lurk quietly in dwarf galaxies?