Hello! I am a Pappalardo Fellow in Physics and NASA Einstein Fellow at MIT, and I am also a member of the Harvard CfA Institute for Theory and Computation. My research focuses on supernovae and their remnants, star formation, and the interstellar medium.

In June 2011, I finished my PhD in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where I worked with Professors Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Mark Krumholz, Jason Xavier Prochaska, and Alberto Bolatto.

As an undergrad, I went to MIT and earned my SB in Physics, with minors in Astronomy and Political Science, in 2004.

Curious about what I do? Here’s a public talk on my supernova remnant research from the 2012 Pappalardo Fellow Symposium:



lopez at space dot mit dot edu

Office: 37-664H

Office Phone: 617-253-3429