Sophie Koudmani, Ph.D.Flatiron Research Fellow, Galaxy Formation, CCA, Flatiron InstituteSophie Koudmani’s website
Sophie joined the Center for Computational Astrophysics as a Flatiron Research Fellow in August 2022. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Physics from New College, University of Oxford in 2017 and completed her Ph.D. at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, as a student at Churchill College, in 2021. Subsequently, Sophie was awarded a Junior Research Fellowship from St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge. She is also the recipient of the Institute of Astronomy Paul Murdin Prize for best paper by a PhD student, the Undergraduate Research Bursary from the Royal Astronomical Society and the Scholarship Prize from New College, Oxford among other honors and awards. Sophie’s current research focus is to build novel physical models of black hole evolution (including black hole formation, growth, and feedback) for next-generation galaxy formation simulations, which take advantage of the superior resolution and model the gas-physical processes around the black hole in much more detail.