I'm a second year Physics Ph.D. Student at UC Irvine where I work with Professor James Bullock. Our group utilizes large cosmological simulations to study the formation of galaxies throughout time. We primarily focus our studies on the Local Group galaxies; i.e., the Milky Way, Andromeda (M31), and the small galaxies that surround them.
My previous work as an undergraduate research student focused on helping me develop the tools necessary to run hydrodynamical simulations (using the GIZMO code in particular) and to analyze their output. Recently, as part of the Local Group here at UCI, I've started studying the hot gas content (T > 106 K) of Milky Way like galaxies using the LATTE and the ELVIS simulations. I've also been working on studying the metallicity gradients of dwarf galaxies using two suites of simulations developed by Andrew Graus and Alex Fitts.
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