My name is James Guillochon (here's how to pronounce my name), and I'm currently an ITC Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. I'm primarily interested in transient phenomena in time domain astronomy, including strong tidal encounters between bodies, collisions of stars, and supernovae. My projects of past and present are described in detail in the links available in the "Projects" menu above.
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, and will become an ITC fellow in 2016. In addition to my research, I designed Vox Charta, an astro-ph discussion website for astronomy and astrophysics departments, the Open Supernova Catalog, a complete catalog of supernova data, and the Open Tidal Disruption Catalog, a catalog of suspected tidal disruption events.
My contact e-mail address is jguillochon (at) cfa.harvard.edu, and my office number is 617-496-2575.