Laura is interested in stellar evolution, stellar explosions, and the feedback effects these explosions have on star formation. She studies novae and supernovae at a range of wavelengths, with a particular focus on radio observations, in order to probe the physics of the ejection mechanisms in these explosions, to constrain the circumstellar environments of the exploding stars, and to test models of both the progenitor systems and of the explosions themselves.
* 2010: Ph.D., Astronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison;
* 2006: M.S., Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison;
* 2003: B.A., Astronomy and Physics, Wesleyan University (High Honors in Astronomy)