Brian W. O'Shea

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I am an associate professor at Michigan State University, with a joint appointment in Lyman Briggs College, 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 Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research, 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.

As of August 2015, I will be a member of MSU's new Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering.

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.

Physics office:
Biomedical Physical Sciences
567 Wilson Road, Room 3250
East Lansing, MI 48824
Tel: 517-884-5638
Lyman Briggs office:
Holmes Hall
919 E. Shaw Lane, Room E187
East Lansing, MI 48825
Tel: 517-353-3871