|FACULTY MEMBER||RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES||CURRENT STUDENTS||ANTICIPATED STUDENTS 2016-2019|
1) Numerical relativity, scientific software, novel use and development of cyberinfrastructure for scientific applications
2) Modeling of compact objects, compact binary mergers and gravitational radiation
3) Development of waveform models for gravitational wave detection and characterization
1) Development of new statistical and machine learning algorithms and hardware optimizations.
2) Application of techniques from statistics, computer science, and machine learning to astrophysical challenges.
3) Application of statistical and machine learning techniques to investigations of national importance.
1) Cosmology, nuclear and particle astrophysics.
2) Astrobiology and near-earth supernova explosions
1) Jets from supermassive black holes
2) Radiative models of black hole accretion flows
3) Planetary collisions
4) Filamentary structures in the interstellar medium
1) Astrophysical masers
2) Theory of interferometry
3) Gravitational lensing
1. Binary Black Holes
2. Tidal disruption events
3. Accretion disk physics
4. Galaxy-black hole co-evolution
|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
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
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
1) Numerical simulation of cosmological structure formation, with emphasis on galaxy clusters as cosmological probes
2) Structure and evolution of the intracluster medium, particularly effects due to mergers, nonthermal particles, AGN feedback, and magnetic fields
3) Evolution of close binary star systems
4) Type Ia supernovae
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
|Graduate students are advised in both Physics and Astronomy||TBD|
1) Observational Cosmology
2) Quasars and Active Galactic Nuclei
3) Galaxy Formation and Evolution
4) Surveys and Time-Domain Science
1) The chemistry and thermodynamics of primordial and low-metallicity gas
|Joaquin Vieira||1) Observations of high-redshift strongly-lensed galaxies.
2) Analysis of cosmic microwave background (CMB) data from the South Pole Telescope.
3) Millimeter-wave instrumentation.
Main Interests: Interstellar medium in galaxies; galactic structure