Jonathan S. Brown, Ph.D.


HI THERE! I'm a Postdoctoral Scholar in Ryan Foley's Group at UCSC. I spend most of my time analyzing the properties of Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) host galaxies. I use novel surveys like the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN) and the Foundations Supernova Survey to study these SNe and their hosts in an unbiased manner. Leveraging large datasets is cool, but observing the dimmest host galaxies with powerful observatories like the LBT and Keck is a lot of fun too.

I've worked on a bunch of other stuff including Tidal Disruption Events (TDEs) and chemical abundances of galaxies, so take a look at my publications page if that interests you. I've also got some demos of projects I'm currently working on (GWSearch and SpecBrowser) under the 'App Demos' section.

When I'm away from the computer I like lifting heavy things, 3D printing, beer, and grilling ribeye.