- Our XRB paper has been accepted to ApJ. The submitted version can be found on arXiv.
- We've recently submitted a paper to the Astrophysical Journal regarding our 2-d simulations of the thermonuclear burning and subsequent convection that precedes an outburst of a pure helium-4 accreting neutron star. More details can be found here.
- I, along with collaborators Alan Calder, Brendan Krueger and Mike Zingale, recently were awarded 1 million CPU-hours on the TeraGrid's Kraken machine to study both novae and mixed hydrogen/helium Type I X-ray bursts.
I am a postdoctoral researcher at UC Santa Cruz working with Stan Woosley on computational simulations of various astrophysical explosions. Lately, I have been performing both multidimensional low Mach number simulations of thermonuclear-driven convection in the context of Type I x-ray bursts, as well as multidimensional fully compressible hydrodynamics simulations of reactive bubbles and detonations in Type Ia supernovae.
I was a graduate student at Stony Brook working with Mike Zingale on low Mach number hydrodynamics in astrophysical fluids. In particular, I investigatied multidimensional simulations of Type I X-ray bursts and the convective mixing that can occur near the base of the accreted layer.
A list of my recent publications can be found here
- Multidimensional low Mach number modelling of the convection that leads up to onset of thermonuclear runaway on the surface of neutron stars using the MAESTRO code.
- Using a compressible hydro code, FLASH, to simulate the above mentioned convection and compare the results to the low Mach code at early times.
- The Convective Phase Preceding Type Ia Supernovae
- Zingale, M., Nonaka, A., Almgren, A. S., Bell, J. B., Malone, C. M., & Woosley, S. E. (2011), ApJ, 740, 1 doi:10.1088/0004-637X/740/1/8
- Multidimensional Modeling of Type I X-ray Bursts I. Two-Dimensional Convection Prior to the Outburst of a Pure He Accretor
- Malone, C. M., Nonaka, A. J., Almgren, A. S., Bell, J. B., & Zingale, M. (2011), ApJ, 728, 118 doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/728/2/118
- MAESTRO: An Adaptive Low Mach Number Hydrodynamics Algorithm for Stellar Flows
- Nonaka, A., Almgren, A. S., Bell, J. B., Lijewski, M. J., Malone, C. M., & Zingale, M. (2010), ApJS, 188, 353, doi: 10.1088/0067-0049/188/2/358
- Astrophysical Applications of the MAESTRO Code
- Zingale, M., Almgren, A. S., Bell, J. B., Malone C. M., & Nonaka, A. (2008), Proceedings of SciDAC 2008, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 125, 012013, doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/125/1/012013