Hello! I’m a member of the faculty in the Theoretical Astrophysics group (TAPIR) at Caltech, with particular interests in the formation of galaxies, stars, planets, and black holes, astrophysical fluid dynamics and plasma physics, cosmology and dark matter. For details, follow the links above!

Our Group at Caltech:

Grad Students:




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Eve Lee
(Caltech Sherman Fairchild 
  Postdoctoral Fellow)

Anne Medling
(Caltech Hubble Fellow)

Lina Necib
(Caltech Sherman Fairchild
Postdoctoral Fellow) 


Robyn Sanderson
(Caltech NSF Postdoctoral Fellow)

Jono Squire
(Caltech Sherman Fairchild
Postdoctoral Fellow)

Christine Corbett-Moran
(Caltech NSF Postdoctoral Fellow)

Paul Torrey
(Joint Caltech-MIT theory postdoc)

Shea Garrison-Kimmel

(Caltech Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow)

Astrid Lamberts
(Caltech theory postdoc in the Burke Institute)

Cameron Hummels
(Caltech NSF Postdoctoral Fellow)

Coral Wheeler
(Caltech DuBridge
Postdoctoral Fellow)

Current & Recent Undergraduates:



At other Institutions:
Members of our “Galaxies on FIRE” Collaboration:

University of California, San Diego:


Dusan Keres                                 Sasha Muratov                                        T.K. Chan

Northwestern University:


Daniel Angles-Alcazar

UC Berkeley:

Eliot Quataert

Kareem El-Badry

And Elsewhere:

Andrew Wetzel
(UC Davis)

Chris Hayward
(Flatiron Institute, NYC)

Desika Narayanan
(U. of Florida)

Norm Murray
(CITA, Toronto)

Jose Onorbe

James Bullock
(UC Irvine)

Ji-Hoon Kim

Mike Boylan-Kolchin
(UT Austin)

Robert Feldmann
(ETH Zurich)

Freeke van de Voort

Other Regular Collaborators (besides the FIRE group):

Lars Hernquist

Volker Springel

Rachel Somerville

Kevin Bundy


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