Supermassive Excitement

I’m delighted to be back doing numerical relativity research at Caltech after taking a year leave to deploy to the South Pole with the South Pole Telescope collaboration. I will continue to be involved with the South Pole Telescope data analysis in parallel with my work at Caltech to simulate formation pathways for supermassive black […]

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When Antarctica Just Isn’t Cold Enough: South Pole Telescope (SPT) Fridge Cycle

As you might have heard on my website, my newsletter, my Twitter, or, if we’re¬†colleagues at Caltech, at work, I am currently working on the South Pole Telescope (SPT) onsite at the South Pole in Antarctica for January-November 2016 (I am employed by¬†the University of Chicago). I have taken a sabbatical from my NSF Astronomy […]

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Durham University Institute for Computational Cosmology visit

Visit to the¬†Durham University Institute for Computational Cosmology I spent last week hosted by¬†the¬†Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University, staying in “Castle” one of the historic colleges of the university, an actual, honest to goodness Castle and a World Heritage Site. Durham University has a lot to offer, a huge cosmology and astronomy department, […]

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Of Course I Still Love You!

(featured image credit: SpaceX Instagram) I’ll be on the Space Coast for the rest of the week covering the CRS7 Launch, set to go off this coming Sunday June 28, 10:21EDT*.¬†Follow me on twitter for more regular updates. I can also always recommend watching the streaming feeds of the launch, which are available via SpaceX‘s […]

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Population III stars were fusing hydrogen before it was the hot thing to do

featured image credit: M. Kornmesser/European Southern Observatory Sobral et al. in¬†recent work¬†slated for publication in The Astrophysical Journal,¬†claim observation of a galaxy, CR7, likely hosting a large contingent of Population III stars.¬†The New York Times also has good summary;¬†you know it’s important¬†when actual stars get the movie star treatment.¬†While I’m not in a position to […]

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