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Projects

Below please find a summary of some of our ongoing research projects.

The Supernova group at NYU

Our group studies Supernovae and Gamma-Ray bursts from massive stars, which are amongst the most powerful explosions in the universe. We use explosion data, as well as host galaxy and environmental data.


Astroparticle Physics



Computational Astrophysics Lab

Our group uses our parallel supercomputer to investigate astrophysical phenomena by way of numerical simulations. We are currently interested in relativistic fluid and plasma dynamics relevant for the collapse and explosion of massive stars and the formation and growth of black holes. Our powerful computing cluster "ria" has 400 processors and nearly a terabyte of memory and is capable of running high resolution 3D simulations.


Auger

The Pierre Auger Observatory is the world's largest Cosmic Ray detector, located in Malargue, Argentina. It is used to study the extremely rare ultrahigh energy cosmic rays, whose energies are 106 - 108 times larger than the highest energies achieved in human accelerators.


SDSS

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey is mapping one quarter of the of sky with unprecedented depth, wavelength coverage, and spectroscopic follow up.


Automated Astrometry

We are building an "astrometry engine" to create correct, standards-based astrometric headers for every useful astronomical image ever taken, past and future, in any state of archival disarray.


Undergraduate Research

Projects by undergraduate students