Kirk Barrow
1)  Hydrodynamic cosmological simulations
2) Galaxy formation and evolution theory
3) Black hole assembly
4) First stars and galaxies
5) Radiative transfer and photochemistry
T. Nguyen 1-2
Matias Carrasco Kind
1) Cosmology and LSS
2) Machine and Deep Learning across multiple surveys
3) Data-Intensive Science and Data Mining
4) Generative and predictive Models

B. Buncher (Physics)



Brian Fields

1. Early-universe cosmology: primordial nucleosynthesis, neutrinos, and dark matter
2.  Nuclear and particle astrophysics.
3.  Supernovae and kilonovae, including prehistoric events near Earth, and historic supernovae.

E. Albrigo

H. Perkins


Decker French


1. Galaxy Evolution
2. Transient Astronomy
3. Supermassive Black Holes and Active Galactic Nuclei
4. The Interstellar Medium 

N. Earl

A. Tripathi

M. Verrico

M. Shepherd

Charles Gammie

1. Models of Event Horizon Telescope sources

2. Physical Processes in Black Hole Accretion

3. Planetary Collisions and the Formation of the Moon

4. Turbulence in the Interstellar Medium

N. Conroy
V. Dhruv
A. Joshi

D. Lee
J. Lin

J. Weller

Gil Holder  

C. Daley

C. Tandoi

Athol Kemball

1) Astrophysical masers

2) Theory of interferometry

3) Gravitational lensing

4) Exoplanets

M. Katolik

S. Simelane

J. Taaki

Xin Liu

1) Seed black holes

2) Binary black holes

3) AI and Data Science

S. Hulsey

G. Merz

L. Nolan


Leslie Looney 1) Structure and evolution of the youngest low-mass protostars and their outflows

2) Probes of circumstellar disks in T Tauri stars

3) Observational constraints on the theory of low-mass star formation

4) Polarization and inferred magnetic fields in young protostars

F. Encalada

P. Riley

Felipe Menanteau

1) Observational Cosmology, Clusters of Galaxies, SZ surveys (ACTPol, Planck)

2) Using Baryons to trace the growth of structure

3) Large Astronomical Surveys, Data Mining and Astronomical Software

Telemachos Mouschovias

1) Cosmic Magnetic Fields

2) Formulation of Theory of Star Formation, specifically accounting for the role of magnetic fields in the process, and comparison with observations

3) Astrophysical analytical and numerical Magnetohydrodynamics

4) Diffuse Matter Astrophysics in general, and Dynamics of Molecular Clouds in particular


none 2-4
Gautham Narayan
  • 1) Cosmology
  • 2) Time-domain Astrophysics
  • 3) Survey Science
  • 4) Multi-messenger Astrophysics
  • 5) Statistics
  • 6) Data Science
  • 7) Machine learning
  • 8) Supernovae

P. Aleo

A. Berres

A. Wasserman


Paul Ricker

1) Interacting binary star systems and related transient phenomena

2) Physics of galaxy clusters, particularly the intracluster medium

3) Numerical simulation methods

S. Rau 1-2
Stuart Shapiro

1) General relativity, numerical relativity, theoretical astrophysics

2) The physics of compact objects (black holes, white dwarfs and neutron stars)

3) Compact binary mergers and gravitational waves

4) The cosmological formation and growth of supermassive black holes (SMBHS) and dark matter around SMBHS

L. Sun TBD
Yue Shen

1) Observational Cosmology

2) Quasars and Active Galactic Nuclei

3) Galaxy Formation and Evolution

4) Surveys and Time-Domain Science

B. Lucero

Z. Stone

Q. Wu


Matt Turk

1) The chemistry and thermodynamics of primordial and low-metallicity gas
2) The formation of the first stars and galaxies in ab initio calculations
3) Synthetic and simulated observations of astrophysical objects


K.S. Tang


Joaquin Vieira

1) Millimeter-wave (mm) and far-infrared (FIR) instrumentation. (SPT, CMB-S4, TIM)

 2) Observations of high-redshift strongly-lensed galaxies with ALMA and JWST.

 3) Analysis of cosmic microwave background (CMB) data from the South Pole Telescope (SPT).

 4) Joint analyses between optical (e.g. DES and LSST) and mm-wave surveys (e.g. SPT)



M. Archipley

B. Brendal

J. Fu

S. Kim

K. Phadke

D. Vizgan

Y. Wan


Tony Wong

1) Structure and dynamics of the interstellar medium (ISM) in galaxies.

4) Understanding the rate and efficiency of star formation in terms of galaxy properties.

2) Mapping Molecular Clouds in the Magellanic Clouds.

3) SDSS-V Local Volume Mapper Survey.

A. Green