I am a postdoctoral researcher in high-energy nuclear physics. I am interested in basic research to better understand nature, such as how complex phenomena arise from fundamental laws. I spend the bulk of my days analyzing data from the ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, in which 2000 of my friends and I try to understand the strong nuclear force, which is responsible for binding most ordinary matter – and about which remarkably little is known. I also work in the JETSCAPE collaboration, which is a joint theory-experiment effort to extract physics insight from global analyses of jet measurements, using advanced statistical techniques. More recently, I have become active in applications of quantum computing to high-energy physics, in particular quantum simulation and its potential uses on near-term quantum devices.