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