My scientific work focuses on stars and stellar evolution. In particular, I study stars in binary systems and their associated phenomena such as disc and planet formation. To this end I lead development of the binary_c stellar population nucleosynthesis framework.
Current major research interests
Quantitative statistical properties of single and binary systems
Disc and planet formation in binary star systems
Rotation in massive stars and the connection to chemical mixing and stellar tides
Novae and type Ia supernovae
The formation and interaction of compact objects (neutron stars, black holes, white dwarfs)
Relationship between stars and gamma-ray bursts
The production of chemical elements in massive binaries and the impact on globular clusters, the Galaxy and the Universe in general.