The Dark Energy Survey recently finished with observations (taken over 6 years and cataloging hundreds of millions of galaxies), and Illinois astronomers (including Profs.
Paul M. Ricker
Full CV here
- Computational astrophysics
- Cosmological structure formation
- Clusters of galaxies
- Binary stars
As a computational astrophysicist, I apply large-scale numerical simulations on parallel computers to the solution of challenging problems in astrophysics and cosmology. My research interests currently include the evolution of galaxies and clusters of galaxies, binary stars, and supernovae. I also work on computer science/applied mathematics topics such as parallel numerical algorithm development, simulation code architecture, and grid-enabled cyberinfrastructure for astrophysics.
- Ph. D. University of Chicago, 1996
In The News
We begin the new academic year with several new and newly promoted members of our faculty: Jessica Evans, Matthew Turk, Paul Ricker, and Edward Seidel.