Shy Genel joined the foundation in 2016 as an associate research scientist at the Center for Computational Astrophysics. His research interests lie in the field of galaxy formation, as well as in numerical methods. To study how galaxies evolve, Genel runs and analyzes large computer simulations that generate ‘mock universes’ and develops codes for these purposes. Since completing his Ph.D. at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany, Genel has held several postdoctoral fellowships, including the Hubble fellowship at Columbia University and a fellowship at the Institute for Theory and Computation at Harvard University.
Ph.D., Extraterrestrial Physics
Max Planck Institute, Garching, Germany