P.O. Box 208101, New Haven, CT 06520-8101
Active Galactic Nuclei, Galaxy Structure, Formation and Evolution, Black Holes
Michael is a YCAA Fellow at Yale and received his PhD from the University of Washington and his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. Michael uses hydrodynamic simulations of galaxy formation to understand how galaxies and their supermassive black holes (SMBHs) evolve over time. He is particularly interested in how SMBHs behave during galaxy mergers with an emphasis on making predictions relevant for future gravitational wave observations with LISA and Pulsar Timing Arrays. Among other things, when he is not working, Michael enjoys reading books and comic books, eating pizza, and spending quality time with his wife and cat.