Faculty
 Professor James Stone: Astrophysical gas dynamics; star and planet formation, accretion flows, interstellar gas dynamics. Numerical algorithms for magnetohydrodynamics and radiation hydrodynamics
 Richard Black Professor Scott Tremaine: Astrophysical dynamics; formation and evolution of planetary systems; galactic structure and evolution; supermassive black holes in galaxies
 Professor Matias Zaldarriaga: Cosmology  early universe cosmology, cosmological perturbation theory, cosmic microwave background, largescale structure, dark matter and dark energy
Visiting Professor

Maureen and John Hendricks Visiting Professor Rashid Sunyaev: Theoretical astrophysics, high energy astrophysics and cosmology: including CMB, clusters of galaxies, theory of accretion onto black holes and neutron stars, interaction of matter and radiation under astrophysical conditions, xray astronomy
Current Members

Susan Clark: Magnetic fields, interstellar medium, polarized cosmological foregrounds, magnetohydrodynamics, magnetorotational instability, pattern formation, machine vision

Matthew Coleman: Accretion disks, accreting white dwarfs, astrophysical fluid dynamics, boundary layers, convection, dynamos, radiative transfer and numerical simulations

Liang Dai: Cosmology, inflation, large scale structure, cosmic microwave background, general relativity and gravitational waves, gravitational lensing, dark matter and neutrinos

Jeffrey Fung (starting 9/2/19): Planet formation, protoplanetary disks, debris disks, astrophysical fluid dynamics, numerical methods, GPU computing

Victor Gorbenko: Theoretical cosmology: models of inflation, quantum field theory in de Sitter space, effective field theories; search for new physics with gravitational wave observatories

J. Colin Hill: Cosmology: cosmic microwave background; largescale structure; galaxy clusters; SunyaevZel'dovich Effect; gravitational lensing; foregrounds; primordial nonGaussianity; galaxy formation and feedback

Alexander Kaurov: Reionization, cosmology, early universe and galaxy formation, 21 cm probes; dark matter annihilation; neutron stars

Jing Luan: Orbital dynamics: mean motion resonance, secular resonance; dynamic tides: resonance locking; Asteroseismology: solarlike oscillations, nonlinear modal coupling; planetary interiors: Jupiter, Saturn, Enceladus, Europa, etc.

Kento Masuda (starting 9/1/19): Geometric architecture and dynamical evolution of exoplanetary systems, compact objects in stellar binaries, eclipsing binaries, stars and planets in clusters, methods to analyze photometric and spectroscopic data

Lia Medeiros: Black holes, the Galactic center black hole Sgr A*, the Event Horizon Telescope, tests of GR, accretion disks, variability of accreting systems, principal components analysis, simulations

Ryan Miranda: Accretion disks, planet formation, astrophysical fluid dynamics, numerical simulations, exoplanets

Elena Murchikova: Milky Way's Galactic Centre black hole Sagittarius A*; black hole accretion; accretion disks; ALMA; neutron stars and chiral fluids

Tejaswi Nerella: Cosmology, reionization, 21cm cosmology, dark matter, neutrinos, magnetic fields, gravitational waves, large scale structure, radio astronomy, cosmic microwave background, cosmological perturbation theory, neutron stars, tidal interactions

David Radice: Gravitationalwave sources, multimessenger astronomy, rprocess nucleosynthesis; neutronstar mergers, corecollapse supernovae; numerical relativity

Roman Rafikov: Theoretical astrophysics, planetary sciences, planet formation, Nbody dynamics, astrophysical fluid dynamics, accretion disks, highenergy astrophysics

Marcel Schmittfull: Cosmology, largescale structure, gravitational lensing of the cosmic microwave background; inflation, dark energy, neutrinos; observables beyond the power spectrum

YuanSen Ting: Formation and evolution of the Milky Way; chemical tagging; near field cosmology; machine learning; stellar atmosphere and spectra; stellar populations; stellar binaries; star cluster dynamics; galaxy formation and evolution; galaxy interaction and mergers; microlensing; exoplanets

Robert J. Vanderbei (starting 9/1/19): High contrast imaging, the search for exoplanets, stable periodic solutions to the nbody problem, and the stability of Saturnlike ring systems

Michael Vogeley (starting 9/3/19): Observational cosmology, cosmic voids, galaxy formation and evolution, active galactic nuclei, statistical analysis of large data sets, timeseries analysis

Benjamin Wallisch: Cosmology – cosmic microwave background, largescale structure, neutrinos and other light relics, cosmological signatures of physics beyond the Standard Model, inflation

Barak Zackay: Applications of algorithms, statistics and signal processing in observational astronomy, particularly in searching for optical transients, fast radio bursts, pulsars, gravitational waves and exoplanets; anything that relates to pulsars, fast radio bursts, planets and gravitational waves