Senior software engineer at Tecplot, Inc. and lead developer of PyTecplot. In my previous life, I was a particle physicist and hold a PhD from UCLA on an analysis of data from the CLAS detector at Jefferson Lab, Virginia. I enjoy complex data, reproducible results, playing banjo and programming close to the metal.

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Physics Research

I was involved with the CLAS Collaboration at Jeffersion Lab starting as an undergraduate at UCLA under Prof. Bernard Nefkens and Prof. John Price, now at California State Domiguez Hills. This was from 2004 to 2015 and concluded with a Post-doctoral position with Prof. Ken Hicks at Ohio University. The final analysis I performed is currently under review and can be found on (arxiv.org)[https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.00074]. The primary focus of my work as a physicist centered around:

  • Fundamental symmetries of quark interactions including C, P, T, isospin, G-parity, chirality and flavor
  • Non-perturbative QCD, quark confinement and the origin of mass
  • Photoproduction of light and strange baryons