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, though I have been known to use other simulation tools on occasion.

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.

CMSE office: 1508F Engineering Building
Physics Office: 3258 Biomedical Physical Sciences
Email: oshea@msu.edu