Brian W. O'Shea


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I am an associate professor at Michigan State University, with a joint appointment in The Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering, the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory. I am also a member of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, the Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering, and the Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation. I am a computational and theoretical astrophysicist, and my research involves numerical simulations and analytical modeling of cosmological structure formation, the cosmic web, galaxy clusters, high-redshift galaxies, and Milky Way-type galaxies. My tools of choice are the Enzo AMR code and the yt data analysis and visualization package.

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student that is interested in working with me, please take a look at at my research interests and then feel free to contact me! If you are a current or former student that would like a recommendation letter, please look at my recommendation letter page.

Office: 3258 Biomedical Physical Sciences
Phone: 517-884-5638
Email: oshea@msu.edu