I am interested in a wide variety of theoretical astrophysics, including but not limited to, general relativity, gravitational wave sources, black hole accretion, X-ray polarization, planetary dynamics, gravitational microlensing, and dark matter annihilation models.
Modeling X-ray spectra from black hole accretion flows
Electromagnetic counterparts to binary black hole mergers
Dark matter annihilation around black holes
Resonant dynamics of planetary systems and analogs
"Electromagnetic Counterparts to Black Hole Mergers," J. D. Schnittman, CQG 28, 094021 (2011).
"X-ray Polarization from Accreting Black Holes: The Thermal State," J. D. Schnittman and J. H. Krolik, ApJ 701, 1175 (2009).
"The Infrared Afterglow of Supermassive Black Hole Mergers," J. D. Schnittman and J. H. Krolik, ApJ 684, 835 (2008).
"The Distribution of Recoil Velocities from Merging Black Holes," J. D. Schnittman and A. Buonanno, ApJ 662, L63 (2007).