Alexei M. Khokhlov
Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics; Enrico Fermi Institute; and the College

Education: MS in Astronomy 1980 Moscow State University; PhD in Physics and Mathematics 1983; The Institute of Space Research, Moscow

Phone: (773) 702-3405
Location: TAAC 30
Email: ajkoddjob.uchicago.edu

Research
Publications: ADS | arXiv | inSPIRE

Research Fields:
Khokhlov's research is in theoretical and computational astrophysics and reactive flow fluid dynamics. His main focus is large-scale multi-dimensional numerical simulations of thermonuclear Type Ia supernova explosions. These supernovae are "standard candles" used for measuring fundamental parameters of the universe. Khokhlov also works on terrestrial combustion and explosion phenomena relevant to physics of Type Ia's, such as turbulent flames and detonations. Other directions of his research are core-collapse supernovae, experiments with laser-driven and combustion-driven flows that mimic supernova phenomena, numerical general relativity, and numerical methods for adaptive integration of non-linear partial differential equations.

Graduate Students
Past Graduate Students: Justin Johnsen (2010); Vasileios Paschalidis (2008)

Teaching Courses
  • [ASTR 31100] High Energy Astrophysics: 2014 - 2015 (Winter)
  • [ASTR 43600] Theory of Supernovae: 2014 - 2015 (Winter)

Past courses:
  • [ASTR 28200] Current Topics in Astrophysics: 2013 - 2014 (Spring)
  • [ASTR 30200] Astrophysics II: 2011 - 2012 (Winter); 2010 - 2011 (Winter); 2009 - 2010 (Winter); 2008 - 2009 (Winter); 2007 - 2008 (Winter); 2006 - 2007 (Winter); 2005 - 2006 (Winter)
  • [ASTR 31100] High Energy Astrophysics: 2013 - 2014 (Winter)
  • [ASTR 33000] Computational Physics and Astrophysics: 2012 - 2013 (Autumn); 2011 - 2012 (Autumn); 2009 - 2010 (Spring)
  • [ASTR 41400] Advanced Fluid Dynamics: 2010 - 2011 (Spring)
  • [ASTR 43600] Theory of Supernovae: 2013 - 2014 (Spring); 2007 - 2008 (Spring); 2006 - 2007 (Spring)
  • [ASTR 48100] Advanced Computational Techniques: 2008 - 2009 (Spring)
  • [ASTR 49900] Graduate Research Seminar: 2012 - 2013 (Spring)

Department Committees

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