Center for Computational Astrophysics
David Spergel joined the foundation in 2016 to lead its Center for Computational Astrophysics. He is an astrophysicist with research interests ranging from the search for planets around nearby stars to the shape of the universe. Using microwave background observations from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe and the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, he has measured the age, shape and composition of the universe; these observations have played a significant role in establishing the standard model of cosmology.
- V. Rodriguez-Gomez et al. The role of mergers and halo spin in shaping galaxy morphology. arXiv:1609.09498. Posted September 29, 2016.
- E. Roebuck et al. The Role of Star-Formation and AGN in Dust Heating of z=0.3-2.8 Galaxies - II. Informing IR AGN fraction estimates through simulations. arXiv:1609.08660. Posted September 27, 2016.
- J. Wolcott-Green et al. Beyond Jcrit: a critical curve for suppression of H2-cooling in protogalaxies. arXiv:1609.02142. Posted September 7, 2016.
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Visualizations of cosmic collisions by Chris Hayward of the Center for Computational Astrophysics prove inspirational for Terrence Malick’s Imax film Voyage of Time.