Black hole enthusiast

I am an MPA fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA), working on a variety of topics in theoretical Astrophysics. See Research for my research interests.

My undergraduate major was Chemistry (earning teaching practicum in Chemistry) and I double-majored in Physics at Seoul National University. Then I came to the US for higher studies (in memoriam professor Moo Young Han, who gave me the reason to study in the US). I received my MA in Physics and PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics at Stony Brook University.  I was supervised by Rosalba Perna at Stony Brook University. 

(With professor Moo Young Han who inspired me to study abroad after his one-hour lecture in 2010)

Sports enthusiast

I love almost all kinds of sports. I love playing sports rather than watching them. My favorite sports are tennis, basketball and snowboarding. I am learning how to play golf.

Music enthusiast

I used to play drum in a few rock bands (Fullerene and one cent/gram pork in direct translation and more) when I was an undergraduate student. The drummer at the center of the picture is me! I do not have any specific preferences in music. I love listening rock, Jazz, hip-hop and classic music as well.