Welcome! I am a joint postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Center for Theoretical Science, and Princeton Gravity Initiative. I completed by PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Arizona in the summer of 2020, where I worked with Dr. Feryal Özel.
My research is focused on understanding the exotic nuclear physics that govern the interiors of neutron stars, using astrophysical observations. Recently, I've been particularly interested in how the dense-matter equation of state impacts gravitational waves emitted by neutron star mergers.
craithel at ias.edu