Projects in Development & Ideas
I assume that you are visiting this page because you are considering
working with me. Historically, I have done well with highly motivated
young people. Please be warned: I am not a a nuts-n-bolts advisor
and I value independently minded students. My main job, as I see
it, is to give you opportunities and help you develop as a young
researcher. I like to meet my students on a "as needed basis" over
a weekly meetings (daily is simply out of question).
Here I list projects "in development" (i.e. the ideas are mature
and I am actually spending time and money developing the idea) and
future ideas (which can range from pure ideas to well thought out
projects; caveat emptor).
As explained in this
SEDM at P60 has been amazingly successful. There is a clear and
urgent need for more spectral classification engines. SO the plan is
to install SEDMv2 on the recently roboticized KP84 telescope. Excellent
Galactic Radio Explorer (GREx)
Submitted NSF proposal (November 2020). I can provide NSF proposal to
sincerely interested young people.
Searches for pulsars at dekameters
Thinking (have some interesting views)
Bowshocks & Cometary nebula of neutron stars
Thinking (having truly interesting counter ideas).
Search for Fast Optical Bursts
Have started self-study. Need to eliminate sub-orbital debris at a
high level of fidelity. Fortunately, sub-orbital debris (which also
includes NEOs) is of interest to funding agencies (DOD, NASA, NSF).
Excellent thesis project.
The Physics of Extreme Scattering Events