Experimental Astrophysics, Infrared Astronomy, Stars and Exoplanets

Hi!  Welcome to my personal web page.  I am an assistant professor in the Department of Astronomy, the Institute for Astrophysical Research and the Core Curriculum at Boston University.  I am engaged in a number of research programs aimed at understanding the variety of extrasolar planets orbiting low-mass stars.  I also maintain a website for my research group at the following address: http://people.bu.edu/philipm/smallstars/

About the image above: This is an artist's impression of the white dwarf component of KOI-256 bending the light emitted by its M dwarf companion via gravitational microlensing, a consequence of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.  Please see my Research Page for details!