My research is primarily focused on the emergence of structure in the universe. I use a combination of cosmological hydrodynamic simulations and good old fashioned analytic theory to figure out how the tiny fluctuations in density that were present when the universe was only 300 thousand years old, become the galaxies and black holes that we see after 14 billion years of cosmic evolution. I consider myself an observationally-oriented theorist, in that I make predictions that can be explicitly compared to current and future observations. I am interested in cosmic structure formation on all scales.
- International Solvay Chair in Physics (2022)
- Hubble Fellowship (2006)
- Carnegie-Princeton Fellowship (2006)
Kollmeier, J. A., Zasowski, G., Rix, H. W., Johns, M., Anderson, S. F., Drory, N., … & van Saders, J. L. (2017). SDSS-v: pioneering panoptic spectroscopy. arXiv preprint arXiv:1711.03234.
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