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.
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