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Mark Vogelsberger Associate Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

January 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Professor Vogelsberger grew up in Germany, and received his undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Mainz and his Ph.D from the University of Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in 2010, advised by Prof. Simon D.M. White. In 2009 he won the Rudolf Kippenhahn Prize for his thesis work. He was an ITC postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics from 2009-2012, and a Hubble fellow from 2012-2013. In 2014, Dr. Vogelsberger joined the MIT physics faculty as Assistant Professor. In 2016 he won an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in Physics. Professor Vogelsberger was promoted to Associate Professor in 2018. Professor Vogelsberger is a theoretical astrophysicist whose research interests broadly cover structure and galaxy formation, dark matter physics and large-scale hydrodynamical simulations. He makes extensive use of numerical simulations using state-of-the-art high-performance supercomputers around the world.



Cosmological simulations of galaxy formation have evolved significantly over the last decade. In my talk I will describe recent efforts to model the
large-scale distribution of galaxies with cosmological hydrodynamical simulations. The focus of the talk will be a discussion of our new simulation
campaign, the THESAN project, to study the epoch of re-ionization and the early Universe.


The MICDE Winter 2023 Seminar Series is open to all. University of Michigan faculty and students interested in cosmology are encouraged to attend.

This seminar is hosted by the Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery & Engineering (MICDE). Prof. Vogelsberger will be hosted by Prof. Monica Valluri, Research Professor of Astronomy.

Graduate Certificate in Computational Discovery and Engineering, and MICDE fellows, please use this form to record your attendance.

Questions? Email MICDE-events@umich.edu


January 17
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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