I'm Katherine, a PhD candidate in physics at Cornell. Check out the projects, publications and talks sections to find out more about my research! My CV can be found here, and a compiled list of my publications is here.

Theoretical Physics

I study the modeling of physical phenomena; more specifically, I use information geometry to better understand the properties of models in science. I'm using this approach to analyze a wide variety of models – from cosmology, to statistical mechanics, to machine learning.

Physics Education Research

I'm also working on several projects in physics education research, with a particular interest in physics labs. I'm working on the development of the PLIC (a new way of measuring critical thinking in labs), as well as analyzing how gendered roles manifest in lab spaces.