I am currently a CIERA Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University. In 2023, I earned my PhD as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton and a visiting graduate student at the Institute for Advanced Study in the School of Natural Sciences. Before that, I completed my undergraduate education at UC Berkeley in the Physics and Astronomy Departments.


I work in computational, nuclear astrophysics and am primarily interested in high-energy transient phenomena including supernovae, compact object mergers, thermonuclear burning, and accretion disks. I am particularly interested in using simulations to build more realistic models of transients and improve upon commonly used simplifications or idealized initial conditions. My PhD thesis, ``Toward self-consistent models of high-energy transients from stellar remnants,’’ was advised by Jim Stone.

Equity & Inclusion, Teaching, and Outreach

I care deeply about math and science education, the accessibility of science, and equity and inclusion in physics, astronomy, and theoretical astrophysics. I have put thought and effort toward these goals through my roles as a graduate fellow and instructor with Princeton Prison Teaching Initiative, an executive board member of Princeton Women in Physics, a founding member of the Princeton Astrophysics climate committee, a frequent volunteer at Peyton Public Observing and at Lick Observatory, and more.

Contact Me

Reach me at goni@northwestern.edu.