About me

I recently completed my PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Arizona, where I worked with Dr. Feryal Özel. This fall, I will be starting a joint postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Center for Theoretical Science, and Princeton Gravity Initiative.

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 email.arizona.edu