Andrew Wetzel
 


Email

awetzel{at}caltech{dot}edu


Mail

California Institute of Technology

Mail Code 350-17

1200 East California Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91125


Carnegie Observatories

813 Santa Barbara Street

Pasadena, CA 91101


Offices

California Institute of Technology

Cahill Center, Room 320

1216 East California Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91125


Carnegie Observatories

Room 111a

813 Santa Barbara Street

Pasadena, CA 91101

 
 

I am an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of California, Davis (though I am on leave until summer 2017).


Currently, I am a Caltech-Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow, jointly at the California Institute of Technology and Carnegie Observatories. I am the first to hold this new joint fellowship.


At Caltech, I am a Moore Prize Fellow,

part of the Moore Center for Theoretical Cosmology & Physics, TAPIR, and the Department of Astronomy.


At the Carnegie Observatories, I am a Carnegie Fellow in Theoretical Astrophysics.


My research interests lie in:

    Cosmological structure formation

    Galaxy formation

    Near-field cosmology

    Galactic archaeology

    The Milky Way and The Local Group

    Dwarf galaxies

    Galaxy groups and clusters

    Cosmological hydrodynamic simulations


My research is primarily theoretical and computational, though I also emphasize close connections to observations.


I earned my Ph.D. in Astrophysics at the University of California, Berkeley, where my advisor was Martin White.


My undergraduate years were spent at Harvey Mudd College.

 

Milky Way-like galaxy from the Latte simulation suite.