PhD, Washington State University, Physics, 2017
BSc, Grand Valley State University, Mathematics, 2010
BSc, Grand Valley State University, Physics, 2010
ASc, Grand Rapids Community College, 2007


Restaurant Consulting, CA, MI, 2020-.
Executive Chef, Slanted Tree, Fairfield, CA, 2019-2020
Executive Chef, Dawson’s, Dixon, CA, 2017-2019
Research Assistant, Washington State Univ, Pullman, WA, 2013-2017
Teaching Assistant, Washington State Univ, Pullman, WA, 2010-2017
Sous Chef, One Trick Pony, Grand Rapids, MI, 2005-2007


Chakravarti, K., Gupta, A., Bose, S., Duez, M.D., Caro, J., Brege, W., Foucart, F., Ghosh, S., Kyutoku, K., Lackey, B.D. and Shibata, M. Systematic effects from black hole-neutron star waveform model uncertainties on the neutron star equation of state, January 31, 2019 Physical Review D. 99(2), 024049 preprint: arXiv:1809.04349

Brege, W., Duez, M.D., Deaton, M.B., Foucart, F., Caro, J., Hemberger, D.A., Kidder, L.E.,O’Connor, E., Pfeiffer, H.P., Scheel, M.A. Black hole-neutron star mergers using a survey of finite-temperature equations of state, September 12, 2018 Physical Review D, 98(6), 063009 preprint: arXiv:1804.09823

Foucart, F., Desai, D., Brege, W., Duez, M.D. 4, Kasen, D., Hemberger, D.A., Kidder, L.E., Pfeiffer, H.P., Scheel, M.A., Dynamical ejecta from precessing neutron star-black hole mergers with a hot, nuclear-theory based equation of state, November 3, 2016 Classical and Quantum Gravity 34(4) 044002 preprint: arXiv:1611.01159

Contributed Talks

Brege, W., Foucart, F., Duez, M.D., Equation of state survey of black hole-neutron star mergers, APS April Meeting, April 16 2016, BAPS.2016.APR.C14.3

Brege, W., Duez, M.D., A high order accurate finite difference scheme with boundary closures for astrophysical simulations, Northwest APS Meeting, May 16 2015, BAPS.2015.NWS.E6.6

Brege, W., Duez, M.D., A stable high-order multipatch method for black hole accretion simulations, APS April Meeting, April 12 2015, BAPS.2015.APR.K13.9

Brege, W., Bolen, B., Polymer quantum mechanics and an approach to minimal length (Poster), 19th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR19), Mexico City, Mexico, 06 July 2010

Brege, W., Brennan, J., Symmetry Analysis and the Lane-Emden Equation, 2009 Undergraduate Symposium at Argonne National Labs, Argonne, IL, 13 November 2009

Brege, W., Brennan, J., Symmetry Analysis of the Lane-Emden Equation MathFest 2009, Portland, OR, 07 August 2009


Research Experience

May 2013 - Sep 2018 Black hole-neutron star mergers and accretion disk simulations Washington State University, SXS collaboration

May 2010 - Aug 2010 Generalized uncertainty principle and minimal length Grand Valley State University

Aug 2009 - May 2010 Motion in two-center gravitational systems Grand Valley State University

  • implemented Gragg extrapolation to evolve Hamilton’s equations for a three-body gravitational system
  • demonstrated the chaotic behavior of particle trajectories around generic rotating binary systems
  • completion of physics senior thesis

Aug 2009 - Dec 2009 Quasicrystals, tilings and diffraction patterns Grand Valley State University

May 2009 - Aug 2009 Symmetry analysis of differential equations University of Central Florida