About me

Welcome! I am a joint postdoctoral fellow at the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science, Princeton Gravity Initiative, and as a John N. Bahcall fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study. I completed my PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Arizona in 2020. Before that, I received my undergraduate degree in physics from Carleton College.

I am a theoretical and computational astrophysicist. My research centers on the study of neutron stars. I am particularly interested in using multi-messenger observations of neutron stars to study their interiors, which is a field that has been revolutionized by the advent of gravitational wave astronomy.

In Fall of 2024, I will start as an Assistant Professor of Physics at Swarthmore College.

Questions? Contact me at:

craithel at ias.edu