Dr. Jennings is interested in using pulsars as precision measuring devices to study their astrophysical surroundings, including through their orbital dynamics and through the dispersion and scattering of their radio emission by the interstellar medium. As part of the NANOGrav collaboration, he contributes to the goal of detecting and characterizing sources of nanohertz gravitational waves by modeling competing signals that may be present in pulsar timing data, and by helping to coordinate and validate new observations. He is also working to develop new techniques to improve the precision of pulsar timing measurements.
Morgantown, WV 26506
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2021