FACULTY MEMBER  RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES  CURRENT STUDENTS  ANTICIPATED STUDENTS 20192022 

Gabrielle Allen 
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 
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Matias Carrasco Kind 
1) Cosmology and LSS
2) Machine and Deep Learning across multiple surveys
3) DataIntensive Science and Data Mining
4) Generative and predictive Models

Brandon Buncher (Physics)  12 
1) Cosmology, nuclear and particle astrophysics. 2) Astrobiology and nearearth supernova explosions 
TH. Yeh 
1  
Charles Gammie 
1) Jets from supermassive black holes 2) Radiative models of black hole accretion flows 3) Planetary collisions 4) Filamentary structures in the interstellar medium 
A. Gariepy J. Lin E. Petersen B. Prather G. Wong 
1 
Gil Holder  C. Daley  
Athol Kemball 
1) Astrophysical masers 2) Theory of interferometry 3) Gravitational lensing 
12  
Xin Liu 
1) binary black holes 2) black hole seed formation
3) machine learning and survey science

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Leslie Looney  1) Structure and evolution of the youngest lowmass protostars and their outflows
2) Probes of circumstellar disks in T Tauri stars 3) Observational constraints on the theory of lowmass star formation 4) Polarization and inferred magnetic fields in young protostars 

1 
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 
12  
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

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Gautham Narayan 

A. Gagliano  
Paul Ricker 
1) Interacting binary star systems and related transient phenomena 
12  
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 
Graduate students are advised in both Physics and Astronomy  TBD 
Yue Shen 
1) Observational Cosmology 2) Quasars and Active Galactic Nuclei 3) Galaxy Formation and Evolution 4) Surveys and TimeDomain Science 

2 
Matt Turk 
1) The chemistry and thermodynamics of primordial and lowmetallicity gas 
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Joaquin Vieira 
1) Millimeterwave (mm) and farinfrared (FIR) instrumentation. (SPT, CMBS4, TIM) 2) Observations of highredshift stronglylensed 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 mmwave surveys (e.g. SPT)

B. Lucero 
2 
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 ISM properties 

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