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Simon White


  • Advisor
  • Gravity & the Extreme Universe




Simon White is an astrophysicist best known for establishing numerical simulations as a research tool for comparing cosmological theory with astronomical observation. Over the last two decades, his work has played a significant role in shaping the picture of how galaxies form.


  • Fellow of the Royal Society, 1997
  • Foreign Associate of the U.S.A. National Academy of Sciences, 2007
  • Gold Medal, Royal Astronomical Society, 2005
  • European Latsis Prize, European Science Foundation, 2008

Relevant Publications

  • Navarro, J., C. Frenk, and S. White. "A Universal Density Profile from Hierarchical Clustering." The Astrophysical Journal 490, no. 2 (1976): 493–508.

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