I'm currently an Einstein Fellow at the ITC at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. I'm primarily interested in strong tides and collisions in astrophysical systems. My projects of past and present are described in detail in the links on the right-hand side of the page.
I received my undergraduate degree in physics from UC Irvine, and wrote my senior thesis with James Bullock. After college I worked at HRL Laboratories for two years, where I developed algorithms for distributed sensor networks.
I became a graduate student at UCSC in 2007, where I worked primarily with Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Doug Lin, Erik Asphaug, and Stephan Rosswog. In 2013 I began my current stint at the ITC as an Einstein Fellow. In addition to my research, I designed Vox Charta, an astro-ph discussion website for astronomy and astrophysics departments.
My contact e-mail address is jguillochon (at) cfa.harvard.edu, and my office number is 617-496-2575.