We must not forget that all things in the world are connected with one another and depend on one another, and that we ourselves and all our thoughts are also a part of nature. Absolute time has therefore neither a practical nor a scientific value; and no one is justified in saying that he knows aught about it. It is an idle metaphysical conception.

- Ernst Mach

I am the Mildred Dresselhaus Graduate Fellow at Pennsylvania State University working in the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos. My research interests include classical and quantum gravity, as well as the underlying geometry and algebra. I also enjoy studying associated relativistic phenomena through computer simulation, such as cosmological structure formation and black hole dynamics. More information on my research interests may be found here.

On this site you will also find some informal posts, my CV and publications. I've also posted links to my open-source software projects on github, as well as a collection of generally-useful resources. You may contact me at jwkennington@psu.edu. Away from the key and chalk boards, I spend most of my time cooking, climbing, and stargazing.