I am a computational and theoretical astrophysicist. My work is at the interface of numerical relativity, nuclear/neutrino astrophysics, and gravitational-wave physics.
My current primary research interests are:
You can find information and documents broadly related to what happened: https://stellarcollapse.org/~cott/docs/
I'm deeply committed to open science and open-source scientific codes. I'm convinced that this is the way to reproducibility and progress in computational science. I'm involved in the open-source Einstein Toolkit, which provides simulation codes and tools for computational relativistic astrophysics. I run the website stellarcollapse.org where I provide resources for the stellar collapse and neutron star merger communities.
I'm also committed to training the next-generation of theoretical and computational relativistic astrophysicists. I've had the honor to work with a number of highly successful young scientists:
Follow me on Twitter: Follow @hypercott
Read my blog: Blowing Up Stars
Check out some of my talks on: SlideShare
stellarcollapse.org -- a community portal for stellar collapse, supernovae, and compact objects
youtube.com/sxscollaboration -- Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes YouTube Channel
Congrats to Sherwood! Very well deserved!
Blue Waters is the National Science Foundation funded leadership US computing facility operated by the National Center for Supercomputing Allocations (NCSA) at the University of Illinois. The Blue Waters Fellowship is a nationally competed, highly-selective graduate fellowship that provides a year of graduate research assistant support and computer time on Blue Waters.
Sherwood holds a 2012-2016 DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship and the Blue Waters Fellowship will support his thesis research on neutrino transport in 3D core-collapse supernovae and neutron star mergers in the 2016/17 academic year.
I co-organized the 4th Microphysics in Computational
Relativistic Astrophysics Workshop (MICRA 2015)
at Stockholm University, August 17-21, 2015.
Chris Pethick and I started the MICRA series of workshops in 2009 to bring together people from the numerical relativity/computational astro community and from the nuclear physics community. The goal of this is to increase communication and collaboration between these communities in order to bring more realistic microphysics (nuclear physics, neutrino physics etc.) to simulations.
Caltech was well represented: Grad students Sherwood Richers and Jonas Lippuner, postdoc David Radice, and I attended. It was also great to catch up with former group members Roland Haas (AEI), Philipp Mösta (Berkeley), Sebastiano Bernuzzi (Parma), and Evan O'Connor (Hubble Fellow, NC State).
60 students from 11 countries had a great time thanks to 16 lecturers and 17 dedicated local colleagues at Caltech who helped make CGWAS 2015 happen. Lecture slides/notes, exercises, and solutions are available on the CGWAS website.
|The Caltech Gravitational Wave Astrophysics School 2015 (CGWAS 2015) is taking place July 6-10 at the Cahill Center for Astronomy Astrophysics. I am excited to welcome a diverse and international group of 40 graduate and undergraduate students to CGWAS 2015.|
Jonathan receives this
well deserved honor in recognition of his groundbreaking work
in reduced order modeling at
the interface of numerical relativity and gravitational-wave
et al. 2014
Blackman et al. 2015 (submitted to PRL), and Blackman et
al. 2015 (submitted to PRL).
The Garmire (and the Neugebauer) Scholar are newly established and endowed distinctions for outstanding graduate student research in Physics at Caltech. They come with a discretionary research fund of $2,500.
Congrats to Hannah! Hannah is a senior in the physics program at Caltech and has been working with us since her Freshman year. Her research is on rotating core collapse and gravitational wave emission from its postbounce ring-down phase. Hannah will take her CSGF to one of the schools she is currently considering for graduate school and we hope to continue to collaborate with her in the future!