About Me


I’m a postdoctoral scholar and McCue Fellow in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine. I study the nature of dark matter and carry out analyses of astrophysical data sets. Shel2

Before moving to UCI, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. I received my P.h.D. from Texas A&M University, College Station in 2012 and also hold degrees in mathematical physics and computing science from the University of Alberta.

Personal: 
I grew up on a small farm near Ferintosh, Alberta, and currently live in Irvine, California with my wife, Kelly, and our young son, Emmett. When I’m not doing research and/or reading the arXiv, I enjoy reading fiction, nonfiction and comics; going to concerts and the movies; traveling; spending time with friends and family; and playing the piano and tuba. Before devoting myself to physics full-time, I played the tuba in a number of bands (community, concert, British brass, provincial, national), wind ensembles, and symphony orchestras.

Contact:
If you’d like to get in touch, you can reach me at sheldoc at uci.edu or at 979-739-6153.

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