Associate Professor of Physics
MS, PhD University of California, Santa Cruz; BA Columbia
Office Address: Room 930, 726 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Personal Homepage: CCPP webpage
Lab Homepage: Computational Astrophysics Lab (CAL)
Research Interests: I work on models of the explosive death of massive stars and on the growth of black holes from stellar collapse and at the centers of galaxies. I make use of parallel computers to simulate the flow of gas in astrophysical environments where strong shock waves, ultra-relativistic speeds, and magnetic fields as well as neutrino emission and nuclear reactions are important.
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Publications:"Collapsars: Gamma-Ray Bursts and Explosions in `Failed Supernovae,'" MacFadyen, A. I.; Woosley, S. E. The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 524, Issue 1, pp. 262-289 (1999).
"Supernovae, Jets, and Collapsars," MacFadyen, A. I.; Woosley, S. E.; Heger, A. The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 550, Issue 1, pp. 410-425 (2001).
"RAM: A Relativistic Adaptive Mesh Refinement Hydrodynamics Code," Zhang, Weiqun; MacFadyen, Andrew I. The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Volume 164, Issue 1, pp. 255-279 (2006).
"An Eccentric Circumbinary Accretion Disk and the Detection of Binary Massive Black Holes," MacFadyen, Andrew I.; Milosavljevic, Milos The Astrophysical Journal, submitted (2006).
"Stellar Explosions by Magnetic Towers" Uzdensky, Dmitri A.; MacFadyen, Andrew I. The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 647, Issue 2, pp. 1192-1212 (2006).