My work spans nine orders of magnitude in accretor mass, from symbiotic white dwarf/cool giant binaries to supermassive black hole quasars. Right now I'm using SkyMapper, the South African Astronomical Observatory, the Las Cumbres Observatory, Swift, and Chandra to find a hidden population of cool giants feeding visible, flickering accretion disks on compact companions.
I like gothic/sci-fi/fantasy fiction, plants, karaoke, and fairy lights. My PhD advisor is Jeno Sokoloski. I'm an astronomer because of my undergrad research advisor, Karen Leighly.
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All photographs on this site are my own, except for artist David A. Hardy's rendition of symbiotic star RS Oph.
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send correspondence to [Mx.] Adrian Lucy, Columbia University Dept. of Astronomy, Mail Code 5246, 550 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027