Astrophysics and Cosmology

The Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics is a unique collaboration devoted to integrated study of cosmology, observational astronomy, fundamental and phenomenological particle physics, gravity, plasma physics, high energy astrophysics, black holes and computational physics. Please visit the center's web site for additional information.

 

Faculty

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    Andrei Gruzinov

    Associate Professor of Physics

    Astrophysics and Cosmology

    Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics

    Research Interests: 
    Theoretical astrophysics.
  • Photo of Andrew MacFadyen
    Andrew MacFadyen

    Associate Professor of Physics

    Astrophysics and Cosmology

    Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics

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    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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    Michael Blanton

    Associate Professor of Physics

    Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics

    Astrophysics and Cosmology

    Research Interests: 
    Astrophysics
  • Photo of David Hogg
    David Hogg

    Professor of Physics

    Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics

    Astrophysics and Cosmology

    Research Interests: 
    Observational Astrophyics; Astronomy.
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    Glennys Farrar

    Collegiate Professor;

    Professor of Physics

    Theoretical Particle Physics

    Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics

    Astrophysics and Cosmology

    Research Interests: 
    Theoretical Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology
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    Jeremy Tinker

    Assistant Professor of Physics

    Astrophysics and Cosmology

    Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics

    Research Interests: 
    My research focuses on the relationship between galaxies and dark matter. Galaxies are a biased tracer of the matter distribution, thus efforts to use the observed clustering of galaxies to infer cosmological information require a model for the galaxy-dark matter connection. At the same time, dark matter heavily influences the formation and evolution of the galaxies themselves. Galaxy clustering therefore provides important clues for unlocking the mystery of galaxy formation and the evolution of star formation.

    My work has utilized data from SDSS-I/II, the Two-Degree Field Galaxy Redshift Survey, DEEP2, and COSMOS. I am a member of SDSS-III, specifically in the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey. It is my aim to use the data generated in this survey both to enhance our constraints on the growth of dark matter structure and dark energy, as well as further our knowledge on the evolution of massive galaxies over the last 8 billion years.
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    Maryam Modjaz

    Assistant Professor of Physics

    Astrophysics and Cosmology

    Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics

  • Photo of Roman Scoccimarro
    Roman Scoccimarro

    Professor of Physics

    Astrophysics and Cosmology

    Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics

    Research Interests: 
    Theoretical Cosmology, Large Scale Structure of the Universe, Gravitational Clustering, Primordial Fluctuations