Theoretical Astrophysics
University of Florida

Members

Faculty
Stanley Dermott
Astronomy
office: 211A Bryant
tel: (352) 392-2052 ext. 203
email: dermott @ astro.ufl.edu
Solar System Dynamics, Interplanetary Dust, Debris Disks
Recent Publications
Steven Detweiler
Physics
office: 2071 New Physics Building
tel: (352) 392-4948
email: det @ phys.ufl.edu
General Relativity, Black Holes
Recent Publications
Eric B. Ford
Astronomy
office: 212 Bryant
tel: (352) 392-2052 ext. 209
email: eford @ astro.ufl.edu
Extrasolar Planets, Formation and Orbital Dynamics of Planetary Systems, Planet Searches, Astrobiology
Recent Publications
James Fry
Physics
office: 2172 New Physics Building
tel: (352) 392-6692
email: fry @ phys.ufl.edu
Cosmology
Recent Publications
Katia Matcheva
Physics
office: 2073 New Physics Building
tel: (352) 392-0286
email: katia @ phys.ufl.edu
Physics and chemistry of the atmospheres of Solar system planets, radiative transfer models of the atmosphere, dynamics of the upper atmosphere, atmospheric gravity waves
Recent Publications
Pierre Sikivie
Physics
office: 2063 New Physics Building
tel: (352) 392-1923
email: sikivie @ phys.ufl.edu
Particle physics and cosmology, axion physics, Casimir forces, galactic halo formation, dark matter searches
Recent Publications
Tarek Saab
Physics
office: 2354 Physics
tel: (352) 392-4671
email: tsaab @ phys.ufl.edu
Direct Dark Matter Detection, High energy-resolution x-ray microcalorimters
Recent Publications
Jonathan Tan
Astronomy
office: 302 Bryant
tel: (352) 392-2052 ext. 254
email: jt @ astro.ufl.edu
Star and Star Cluster Formation, Interstellar Medium, Galaxy Evolution, Gamma-Ray Bursts
Recent Publications
Bernard Whiting
Physics
office: 2079 New Physics Building
tel: (352) 392-8746
email: bernard @ phys.ufl.edu
General Relativity, Gravitational Waves, Black Holes
Recent Publications
Clifford Will
Physics
office: 2071 New Physics Building
tel: (352) 392-5707
email: cmw @ phys.ufl.edu
Gravitational radiation, tests of general relativity
Recent Publications
Robert Wilson
Astronomy
office: 322 Bryant
tel: (352) 392-2052 ext. 235
email: wilson @ astro.ufl.edu
Binary Stars
Recent Publications

Post-Docs
Aaron Boley
Astronomy
office: Bryant 320
tel: (352) 392-2052 ext. 223
email: aaron.boley @ gmail.com
Galaxy, star, planet formation. Radiation-hydrodynamics.
Recent Publications
Sourav Chatterjee
Astronomy
office: Bryant 310
tel: (352) 392-2052
email: s.chatterjee @ astro.ufl.edu
Dynamics, Star Clusters, Exoplanets
Recent Publications
Cosimo Fedeli
Astronomy
office: Bryant 312
tel: (352) 392-2052
email: cosimo.fedeli @ astro.ufl.edu
Gravitational lensing, galaxy clusters, cosmology
Recent Publications
Andrew Onifer
Physics
office: 2081 New Physics Building
tel: (352) 392 0514
email: onifer @ phys.ufl.edu
Numerical modeling of stellar variability, Wolf-Rayet stars and winds
Recent Publications

Former Theory Postdoctoral Fellows
Matthew Payne
Astronomy
office: Bryant 320
tel: (352) 392-2052 ext. 223
email: mpayne @ astro.ufl.edu
Exoplanets, Dynamics, Formation.
Recent Publications
Sven van Loo
Astronomy
office: Bryant 310
tel: (352) 392-2052 ext. 215
email: svenvl @ astro.ufl.edu
Star Formation, Interstellar Medium, Massive Stars, Numerical Methods, MHD
Recent Publications
Dimitri Veras
Astronomy
office: Bryant 212
tel: (352) 392-2052 ext. 218
email: veras @ astro.ufl.edu
Extrasolar Planet Dynamics, Solar System Dynamics, Exoplanet Formation, Protoplanetary Disks
Recent Publications
Elizabeth Tasker
Astronomy
office: Bryant 319B
tel: (352) 392-2052 ext. 254
email: tasker @ astro.ufl.edu
Galaxy formation and evolution. Planetary formation. The interstellar medium.
Recent Publications

Graduate Students
Anand Balaraman
Physics
office: 2066 New Physics Building
tel: (352) 392-2921
email: anand @ phys.ufl.edu
Structure Formation
Justin Bartee
Physics
office: 2051 New Physics Building
tel: (352) 392-3282
email: bartee @ phys.ufl.edu
Nonlinear dynamics and pulsations in variable stars
Mike Butler
Astronomy
office: 311 Bryant
tel: (352) 392-2052 ext. 256
email: butler85 @ astro.ufl.edu
Star Formation and Interstellar Medium, Hydrodynamics
Knicole Colon
Astronomy
office: 311 Bryant
tel: (352) 392-2052 ext. 256
email: knicole @ astro.ufl.edu
Detection and Characterization of Extrasolar Planets
Tristan Hromnik
Physics
office: New Physics Building
tel: (352) 392-9818
email: hromnik @ phys.ufl.edu
Motion of bodies in (gravitationally) radiating systems; Gravitational waves; Strong field general relativity
Larry Price
Physics
office: 2157 New Physics Building
tel: (352) 392-0139
email: price @ phys.ufl.edu
General Relativity, Black Holes, Perturbation Theory
Karthik Shankar
Physics
office: 2064 New Physics Building
tel: (352) 392-2921
email: karthik @ phys.ufl.edu
Electromagnetic self force in curved space; Black hole evaporation
Michael Ian Vega
Physics
office: 2064 New Physics Building
tel: (352) 392-2921
email: vega @ phys.ufl.edu
General relativity, perturbation theory, and numerical modeling of black hole binaries
Ji Wang
Astronomy
office: 317 Bryant
tel: (352) 392-2052 ext. 218
email: jwang @ astro.ufl.edu
Exoplanets

Recent Alumni
Althea Moorhead
Astronomy
office: Bryant 221A
tel: (352) 392-2052
email: altheam @ astro.ufl.edu
Extrasolar Planets, Solar System Dynamics
Recent Publications
James Chisholm
Physics
office: 2058 New Physics Building
tel: (352) 392-5708
email: chisholm @ phys.ufl.edu
Black Holes and Early Universe Cosmology
Recent Publications
Audra Hernandez
Astronomy
office: 317 Bryant
tel: (352) 392-2052 ext. 225
email: audrah @ astro.ufl.edu
Star Formation, Infrared Dark Clouds
Nicolas Iro
Physics
office: 2060 New Physics Building
tel: (352) 392-7003
email: iro @ phys.ufl.edu
Giant planets and extrasolar giant planets structure, spectra, and detectability. Planetary and cometary formation.
Recent Publications
Thomas Kehoe
Astronomy
office: 214 Bryant
tel: (352) 392-2052 ext. 211
email: kehoe @ astro.ufl.edu
Solar System Dynamics, Interplanetary Dust, Zodiacal Cloud and other Debris Disks
Recent Publications
Aravind Natarajan
Physics
office: 2062 New Physics Building
tel: (352) 392-2921
email: natarajan @ phys.ufl.edu
Dark Matter Caustics, Dark Matter Detection, Structure Formation
Recent Publications
Klara Schure (visiting student)
Astronomy
office: 211 Bryant
tel: (352) 392-2052
email: K.M.Schure @ phys.uu.nl
Hydrodynamics, Supernovae, Interstellar Medium
Ethan Siegel
Physics
office: 2157 New Physics Building
tel: (352) 392-0139
email: siegel @ phys.ufl.edu
Theoretical & Observational Cosmology, Early Universe, Structure Formation, Dark Energy, Inflation
Recent Publications
Robert Szabo
Physics
office: New Physics Building
tel: (352) 392-0514
email: rszabo @ phys.ufl.edu
Numerical modeling of stellar pulsations, double-mode pulsation, CCD-photometry of variable stars (of all kind). Recently I'm working with Robert Buchler on a 2D hydrocode to model nonradial stellar pulsations.
Recent Publications