Astrophysical Structure Formation

 

The formation and growth of structure in the Universe, from the large-scale galaxy distribution, to galaxies themselves, and on smaller scales the formation of stars and individual protoplanetary systems, is one of the outstanding problems in theoretical astrophysics. In the absence of an analytic way to address the complexity of these problems, we use numerical techniques to model and study them. We develop and exploit N-body and hydrodynamics simulations, making use of the common techniques, to address the full range of these problems.  More information may be found on the Edinburgh Centre for Computational Astrophysics website.

Researchers

Sadegh Khochfar

+44 (0) 131 668 8353

Avery Meiksin

+44 (0)131 668 8355

Jorge Penarrubia

+44 (0)122 333 0896

Ken Rice

+44 (0)131 668 8384

Eric Tittley

+44 (0)131 668 8366

Associates

Andreas Burkert

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

+49 89 2180 5992

Piero Madau

University of California Santa Cruz

001-831-459-3839

Martin White

UC Berkeley

+1 (510) 642-1969

Affiliates

Jamie Bolton

University of Nottingham

+44 (0)115 95 15132

PhD Students

Daniel Eastwood

Athina Frantzana

Peter Gibbons

+44 (0)131 668 8360

Stephen LLoyd

+44 (0)131 650 5307

Boon Kiat Oh

Sam Thomson

+44 (0) 131 668 8370