Nickolay Y. Gnedin
Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics; and the College

Education: Ph.D. 1994, Princeton University

Phone: (773) 834-4388
Location: TAAC 21

Affiliations: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory; Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics

Cosmology, galaxy formation, supercomputer simulations
Publications: ADS | arXiv | inSPIRE

Research Fields:
My research interests range from General Relativity to physics of the interstellar medium to cosmology. Right now, for most of the time I work on numerical cosmological simulations, including (but not limited to) simulating galaxy formation and evolution of the intergalactic medium. I like doing numerics and working with a computer. This often includes quite sophisticated visualization of the simulation results, so, I guess, I am a little bit a movie director as well.

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Graduate Students

Teaching Courses
Past courses:
  • [ASTR 18100] The Milky Way: 2011 - 2012 (Autumn); 2010 - 2011 (Spring); 2009 - 2010 (Winter); 2008 - 2009 (Spring); 2007 - 2008 (Spring)
  • [ASTR 18200] The Origin and Evolution of the Universe: 2013 - 2014 (Winter); 2012 - 2013 (Spring)
  • [ASTR 28200] Current Topics in Astrophysics: 2006 - 2007 (Spring)

Department Committees
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