Aaron B. Pearlman
Graduate Research Assistant
I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Physics at the California Institute of Technology. My research advisor is Professor Tom A. Prince.
I am broadly interested in observational and computational astrophysics. My current research interests involve using radio and high-energy observations to study compact objects, such as neutron stars/pulsars and black holes. I am currently involved in a campaign focused on searching for radio pulsars orbiting the supermassive black hole (Sgr A*) at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. I am also interested in studying the emission mechanisms of magnetars using multiwavelength observations and searching for fast radio bursts at high radio frequencies.In the past, I have worked on projects that involve pulsar timing observations (in both the radio and X-ray bands) of isolated and binary pulsars, observations of transient pulsar sources, developing veto algorithms for transient gravitational-wave triggers for LIGO, infrared photometry of low-mass X-ray binaries, and spectral analyses of X-ray binaries.
California Institute of Technology, Ph.D. Candidate in Physics, June 2020 (Expected)
California Institute of Technology, M.S. Physics, June 2018
B.S. Physics (with High Departmental Honors), University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2010
B.S. Mathematics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2010
Minors in Computer Science and Astronomy