Members of The Theoretical Astrophysics Center

Faculty | Visiting Faculty | Adjunct Faculty | Research Staff | Visiting Researchers
Postdoctoral Researchers | Graduate Students | Support Staff | Former TAC Fellows

Faculty

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Jonathan Arons
Astronomy & Physics
Hearst Field Annex C54 or
Space Sciences Silver Lab 305
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Compact objects, plasma physics, instabilities, MHD, relativistic outflows
Publications
Eugene Chiang
Astronomy
Hearst Field Annex D29B
Email Eugene Chiang
Planetary and orbital dynamics, the Kuiper Belt, circumstellar and circumplanetary disks, T Tauri stars
Publications
Marc Davis
Astronomy & Physics
Hearst Field Annex C12
Email Marc Davis
Physical cosmology, large scale velocity fields, structure formation, galactic dust
Publications
Research Group
Lawrence Hall
Physics
411 Birge Hall or
50-5048 LBNL
(510) 642-6536 or
(510) 486-4469
Email Lawrence Hall
Compact extra dimensions, gauge unification, neutrino oscillations
Publications
Wick Haxton
Physics
431 LeConte Hall
(510) 664-4321
Email Wick Haxton
Neutrino astrophysics, supernovae, nucleosynthesis, astroparticle physics
Publications
Daniel Kasen
Astronomy & Physics
472 LeConte Hall or
70A-239 LBNL
Email Daniel Kasen
Computational astrophysics, radiation transfer, supernovae, high-energy astrophysics
Publications
Chung-Pei Ma
Astronomy
Hearst Field Annex C11
Email Chung-Pei Ma
Cosmology, dark matter dynamics, halos, gravitational clustering, the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect, gravitational lensing
Publications
Philip Marcus
Mechanical Engineering
6121 Etcheverry Hall
(510) 642-5942
Email Philip Marcus
Algorithms, atmospheric flows, convection, fluid mechanics, nonlinear dynamics, ocean flows, numerical analysis, turbulence
Chris Mckee
Physics & Astronomy
Hearst Field Annex
Email Chris McKee
Star formation, star clusters, turbulence, molecular clouds, shocks, the interstellar medium
Publications
Research Group
Militzer
Burkhard Militzer
EPS & Astronomy
407 McCone Hall
(510) 643-7414
Email Burkhard Militzer
Computer simulations of materials in planetary interiors; first-principle simulation techniques; equation of state calculations
Publications
Hitoshi Murayama
Physics
447 Birge Hall
50A 5101 LBL
(510) 642-1019
Email Hitoshi Murayama
Neutrino physics, particle cosmology, supersymmetry phenomenology and field theories, collider physics
Eliot Quataert, Director
Astronomy & Physics
Hearst Field Annex C13
Email Eliot Quataert
compact objects, galaxy formation, high energy astrophysics
Publications
uros photo Uros Seljak
Physics
441 Old Leconte
(510) 666-2627
Email Uros Seljak
theoretical cosmology
Publications
Philip Stark
Statistics
403 Evans Hall
(510) 642-1430
Email Philip Stark
Data reduction and inference (inverse) problems, primarily in physical science
Publications
Martin White
Physics & Astronomy
Hearst Field Annex C52
Email Martin White
Cosmology, galaxy clustering, quasars,the cosmic microwave background, gravitational lensing, gravitational clustering, structure formation, the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect, dark matter, halos, power spectra, inflationary physics, the early universe
Publications
Research Group
Jonathan Wurtele
Physics
423 Birge Hall
(510) 643-1575 or
486-6572
Email Jonathan Wurtele
Advanced accelerator concepts, intense laser-plasma interactions and the basic equilibrium, stability, and radiation properties of intense charged particle beams
Publications

Visiting Faculty

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Norm Murray
Astronomy
619 Campbell Hall
Email Norm Murray
Planetary dynamics, accretion flows, disk winds, active galactic nuclei, the broad line region, solar physics, magnetohydrodynamics
Publications

Adjunct Faculty

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Alfred Glassgold
Astronomy
Hearst Field Annex D25A
(510) 642-6708
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The interstellar medium, star formation, protoplanetary disks, protostellar winds, chondritic meteorites, extinct radioactivities, circumstellar chemistry
Publications
Richard Klein
Astronomy
Hearst Field Annex C54
(510) 642-3379
Email Richard Klein
Multi-dimensional radiation-hydrodynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, star formation, supernova remnants, accretion, plasmas
Publications
Research Group

Research Staff

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Joanne Cohn
Hearst Field Annex C254
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Cosmology, large-scale structure, galaxy clusters, galaxy evolution, mergers, analytic modeling
Publications
Pak-Shing Li
Hearst Field Annex D337
Email Pak-Shing Li
Working with Chris McKee and Richard Klein
Star formation using multi-dimensional ideal and non-ideal MHD simulations
Publications
Steven Stahler
Hearst Field Annex C256
Email Steven Stahler
Star formation
Publications

Visiting Researchers

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Hsien Shang
Email Hsien Shang
ISM, star formation
Publications

Postdoctoral Researchers

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Jason Dexter
Hearst Field Annex
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TAC / LBL Fellow
Accreting black holes; radiative transfer; compact objects
Publications
Claude-Andre Faucher-Giguere
Hearst Field Annex C231
Email Claude-Andre
Miller Fellow
IGM; Galaxy formation and evolution; Compact objects and high-energy astrophysics
Publications
Phil Hopkins
Hearst Field Annex C208
Email Phil Hopkins
Einstein Fellow
Galaxy formation; AGN
Publications
Dusan Keres
Hearst Field Annex D356
Email Dusan Keres
Hubble Fellow
Galaxy formation and evolution
Publications
Mike Kuhlen
Hearst Field Annex B116
TAC Fellow
Dark matter; Milky Way substructure
Publications
Matt McQuinn
Hearst Field Annex C242
Email Matt McQuinn
Einstein Fellow
Large-scale structure; IGM; high-z 21cm radiation; reionization; dark matter
Publications
Ryan O'Leary
Hearst Field Annex C230
Email Ryan O'Leary
Einstein Fellow
Gravitational wave astrophysics; compact objects and high-energy astrophysics; dense stellar systems
Publications
Chris Ormel
Hearst Field Annex
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Hubble Fellow
Publications
Ian Parrish
Hearst Field Annex C210
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Chandra Fellow
Galaxy clusters; particle acceleration; solar wind; plasma astrophysics
Publications
Margaret Pan
Hearst Field Annex D365
Email Margaret Pan
CIPS / TAC Fellow
Planetary dynamics, exoplanets, debris disks; Self-similar solutions
Publications
Mario Riquelme
Hearst Field Annex D365
Email Mario Riquelme
TAC Fellow
Plasma astrophysics; shock particle acceleration; accretion disks
Publications
Ken Shen
Hearst Field Annex D361
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Einstein Fellow
Accreting white dwarfs; thermonuclear processes; supernovae
Publications
Jiming Shi
Hearst Field Annex
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CIPS Fellow
Publications

Graduate Students

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Josh Burkart
Email Josh Burkart
Working with Eliot Quataert; tides in stars
Jordan Carlson
Email Jordan Carlson
Working with Martin White; Baryon Oscillations
Jackson Debuhr
Hearst Field Annex C233
Email Jackson Debuhr
Working with Chung-Pei Ma & Eliot Quataert; galaxy formation
Pedram Hassanzadeh
Working with Phil Marcus; Vortices in PPDs and Jovian atmosphere
Eric Huff
Email Eric Huff
Working with David Schlegel; Physical Cosmology
Chung-Hsiang Jiang
Working with Phil Marcus; Internal waves in stratified flows (such as PPDs)
Daniel Lecoanet
Email Daniel Lecoanet
Working with Ian Parrish & Eliot Quataert; MHD and hydrodynamics
Aaron Lee
Email Aaron Lee
Working with Eugene Chiang; Planetesimal formation, numerical hydrodynamics
Jacob Lynn
Working with Ian Parrish & Eliot Quataert; Turbulence
Mike McCourt
Hearst Field Annex D305
Email Mike McCourt
Working with Ian Parrish & Eliot Quataert; Thermal physics of galaxy clusters
Andrew Myers
Working with Chris McKee & Richard Klein; Chemistry in MHD turbulence with ambipolar diffusion
Yookyung Noh
Hearst Field Annex D309
Email Yookyung Noh
Working with Joanne Cohn; Large Scale Structure, Baryon Oscillations
Suyang Pei
Working with Phil Marcus; Planetesimal formation
Daniel Perez-Becker
Working with Eugene Chiang; Disk accretion, ionization chemistry
Nathaniel Roth
Email Nathan Roth
Working with Daniel Kasen; AGN feedback
Josiah Schwab
Email Josiah Schwab
Working with Eliot Quataert; Transients
Josh Shiode
Hearst Field Annex C264
Email Josh Shiode
Working with Eliot Quataert; Instabilities in massive stars, Stellar mass loss

Support Staff

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Bill Boyd
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Senior Network Administrator
Karen Wang
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TAC Administrative Coordinator
Mary Yang
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TAC Visitor Coordinator

Former TAC Fellows

Name
Years
Curent Location
Current Position
Arieh Konigl
1980-1983
University of Chicago Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Abraham Achterberg
1983-1984
University of Utrecht Professor of Astrophysics
Lars Hernquist
1984-1987
Harvard University Professor of Astronomy
Roger Romani
1987-1990
Stanford University Professor of Physics
Christopher Kochanek
1990-1993
Ohio State University Professor of Astronomy and Ohio Eminent Scholar
Zhi-Yun Li
1993-1996
University of Virginia Professor of Astronomy
Nick Gnedin
1996-1998
Fermilab and University of Chicago Scientist and Associate Professor of Astronomy
Yuri Levin
1999-2002
Monash University Lecturer
Yoram Lithwick
2002-2005
Northwestern Asst. Professor
Tzu-Ching Chang
2003-2006
CITA / Taiwan Research Scientist
Jun Zhang
2006-2009
UT Austin Postdoctoral researcher
Tony Piro
2007-2010
Caltech Postdoctoral researcher
Phil Chang
2008-2009
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Asst. Professor



Last modified: 2011 Dec 21