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Matthew J Turk

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Contact Information

4038 NCSA
1205 W. Clark St., Urbana
M/C 257
Assistant Professor of Information Sciences

Research Interests

Formation of the first stars and galaxies
Primordial chemistry
High-performance computing and computational simulations
Analysis and visualization of astrophysical data


BA from Northwestern in 2003
PhD from Stanford in 2009

Additional Campus Affiliations

Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences
Theme Lead, School of Information Sciences
Assistant Professor, Astronomy
Assistant Professor, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
Affiliate, Center for Social and Behavioral Science

Recent Publications

Magnus, L. C., Smith, B. D., Khochfar, S., O’Shea, B. W., Wise, J. H., Norman, M. L., & Turk, M. J. (2024). The role of radiation and halo mergers in Pop III star formation. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 527(1), 307-320. Article stad3167.

Jorstad, S., Wielgus, M., Lico, R., Issaoun, S., Broderick, A. E., Pesce, D. W., Liu, J., Zhao, G. Y., Krichbaum, T. P., Blackburn, L., Chan, C. K., Janssen, M., Ramakrishnan, V., Akiyama, K., Alberdi, A., Algaba, J. C., Bouman, K. L., Cho, I., Fuentes, A., ... Zhao, S. S. (2023). The Event Horizon Telescope Image of the Quasar NRAO 530. Astrophysical Journal, 943(2), Article 170.

Prather, B. S., Dexter, J., Moscibrodzka, M., Pu, H. Y., Bronzwaer, T., Davelaar, J., Younsi, Z., Gammie, C. F., Gold, R., Wong, G. N., Akiyama, K., Alberdi, A., Alef, W., Algaba, J. C., Anantua, R., Asada, K., Azulay, R., Bach, U., Baczko, A. K., ... Zhao, S. S. (2023). Comparison of Polarized Radiative Transfer Codes Used by the EHT Collaboration. Astrophysical Journal, 950(1), Article 35.

Roelofs, F., Johnson, M. D., Chael, A., Janssen, M., Wielgus, M., Broderick, A. E., Akiyama, K., Alberdi, A., Alef, W., Algaba, J. C., Anantua, R., Asada, K., Azulay, R., Bach, U., Baczko, A. K., Ball, D., Baloković, M., Barrett, J., Bauböck, M., ... Zhao, S. S. (2023). Polarimetric Geometric Modeling for mm-VLBI Observations of Black Holes. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 957(2), Article L21.

Torne, P., Liu, K., Eatough, R. P., Wongphechauxsorn, J., Cordes, J. M., Desvignes, G., De Laurentis, M., Kramer, M., Ransom, S. M., Chatterjee, S., Wharton, R., Karuppusamy, R., Blackburn, L., Janssen, M., Chan, C. K., Crew, G. B., Matthews, L. D., Goddi, C., Rottmann, H., ... Zhao, S. S. (2023). A Search for Pulsars around Sgr A* in the First Event Horizon Telescope Data Set. Astrophysical Journal, 959(1), Article 14.

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