Andrey V. Kravtsov
Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics; Enrico Fermi Institute; and the College

Phone: (773) 702-4249
Location: LASR 210
Email: andreyoddjob.uchicago.edu
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Affiliations: Senior Fellow, Computation Institute; Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics

Research
Formation and properties of galaxies, galaxy clusters, and large-scale structure numerical methods; parallel algorithms; large supercomputer simulations
Publications: ADS | arXiv | inSPIRE

Research Fields:
My main area of research is modeling of various aspects of structure formation in the Universe using numerical simulations. The primary focus of my work is thus development and analyses of computer models of galaxies and galaxy clusters and tests of model predictions against observations from very early epochs to the present. These tests are used to investigate the implications of various hypotheses regarding the nature of dark matter and dark energy, as well as constraining parameters of the cosmological model that describes our Universe. I am also interested in developing and using new numerical and scientific visualization techniques. To run high-resolution numerical simulations I am using large supercomputers at the national supercomputer centers and abroad.

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Scientific Projects

Graduate Students

Past Graduate Students: Samuel Leitner (2012); Gregory Vesper (2012); Erwin Lau (2010); Hiroaki Oyaizu (2008); Douglas Rudd (2008); Jacqueline Chen (2006); Eduardo Rozo (2006); Argyro Tasitsiomi (2005); Daisuke Nagai (2005)

Teaching Courses
  • [ASTR 30400] Galaxies: 2014 - 2015 (Spring)
  • [ASTR 33000] Computational Physics and Astrophysics: 2014 - 2015 (Autumn)

Past courses:
  • [ASTR 18200] The Origin and Evolution of the Universe: 2006 - 2007 (Autumn); 2005 - 2006 (Winter)
  • [ASTR 30100] Stars: 2005 - 2006 (Autumn); 2004 - 2005 (Autumn)
  • [ASTR 30700] Preparation for Summer Research Project: 2009 - 2010 (Spring)
  • [ASTR 30900] Research Project Seminar: 2010 - 2011 (Autumn); 2004 - 2005 (Autumn)
  • [ASTR 31500] Dynamics I (Fluids): 2011 - 2012 (Winter); 2009 - 2010 (Winter)
  • [ASTR 40300] Structure Formation in the Universe: 2007 - 2008 (Autumn)
  • [ASTR 45300] Computational Cosmology: 2009 - 2010 (Winter); 2006 - 2007 (Winter)
  • [PHSC 12000] Origin of the Universe and How We Know: 2007 - 2008 (Winter)

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