Alumni: John Zuhone, 2009
Astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
I am currently an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), working at the Chandra X-ray Center in the ACIS Operations Team. My main research interests are merging galaxy clusters and the physics of the intracluster medium (ICM), a hot, magnetized plasma that comprises the bulk of the cluster's baryonic material. The ICM radiates in X-rays, and telescopes such as Chandra and XMM-Newton have revealed a wide array of interesting phenomena.
University Of Chicago' Class Of 2009
Ph.D. Thesis: "Simulations of Binary Galaxy Cluster Mergers: Modeling Real Clusters and Exploring Parameter Spaces"; Scientific Advisor: Donald Q. Lamb