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Oct. 2017: Check out my new blog! I'll be posting short entries mostly about science and condensed matter in particular, but also asides into politics and societal issues.

Jun. 2017: I had a lovely, engaging, and stimulating weekend at the 2017 Miller Symposium. Thank you to our fantastic speakers; it was a pleasure to be a part of the speaker selection committee.

Mar. 2017: Stefan Pabst and I are proud to announce the birth of our son, Alexander Friedrich Pabst, on March 3, 2017.

Jan. 2017: Thank you to the Physics Department at Boston College for a fantastic visit and for inviting me to give the Physics Colloquium on 1/25.


Dec. 2016: My latest paper, "Dynamical decoherence of the light induced interlayer coupling in YBa2Cu3O6+δ" has been published in Phys. Rev. B.

Oct. 2016: Thank you to the Materials Science and Engineering Department for a wonderful visit to Northwestern and for inviting me to give the MSE Colloquium on 10/4.

Jun. 2016: Major website update! Take a look at my updated C.V. and research section.


Oct. 2015: I've started my position as a Miller Research Fellow at UC Berkeley. I'm excited to be working in the group of Alessandra Lanzara.

Apr. 2015: I'm a doctor! Thank you to my advisors Laura Greene and Andrea Cavalleri, my committee, and everyone who attended my defense on April 2nd.

Feb. 2015: My most recent paper, "Two distinct kinetic regimes for the relaxation of light-induced superconductivity in La1.675Eu0.2Sr0.125CuO4" has been published in Phys. Rev. B as a Rapid Communication. It has been selected as an Editor's Suggestion.


Dec. 2014: I feel very fortunate to announce I have been awarded a 2015 Miller Postdoctoral Fellowship to UC Berkeley.

May, June 2014: Thank you to everyone who shared in celebrating our marriage! Especially friends and family who travelled from all over the country (the world!) to be there with us. Photos are online!

Mar. 2014: I am excited to announce I have been awarded a 2014 Scott Anderson Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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