Einstein's theory of relativity has advanced our ideas of the structure of the cosmos a step further. It is as if a wall which separated us from Truth has collapsed. Wider expanses and greater depths are now exposed to the searching eye of knowledge, regions of which we had not even a presentiment. It has brought us much nearer to grasping the plan that underlies all physical happening.

- Hermann Weyl

I am the Mildred Dresselhaus Science Achievement 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.