Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science
Department of Physics
My primary research interests are accretion disks, accreting white dwarfs, core collapse supernovae, astrophysical fluid dynamics, boundary layers, convection, dynamos, radiative transfer and numerical simulations. I focus a lot of my efforts on understanding accretion onto white dwarfs because these are the best systems to confront accretion theory with observations. I then hope to apply the knowledge gained here to other astrophysical systems.