Allison McIntyre
PiTP Program Assistant
Michelle Sage
Administrative Officer, School of Natural Sciences

Lecturers and Organizers

Michael Barnes
University of Oxford
Matthew Ericson
The New York Times
Hal Finkel
Argonne National Laboratory
Charles Gammie
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Theoretical Astrophysics
Matthew Kunz
Princeton University
plasma astrophysics and cosmic magnetism; theory of accretion disks, solar wind, star formation, galaxy clusters; computational astrophysics
Luis Lehner
Perimeter Institute
Robert Lupton
Princeton University
Tamara Munzner
University of British Columbia
Development, evaluation, and characterization of information visualization systems and techniques
Eve Ostriker
Princeton University
Eliot Quataert
University of California, Berkeley
Anatoly Spitkovsky
Princeton University
Jim Stone
Princeton University
Hydrodynamics, MHD, plasma physics, radiation transfer
Alexander Tchekhovskoy
University of California, Berkeley
theoretical high-energy astrophysics, computational fluid dynamics
Peter Teuben
University of Maryland
Stellar Dynamics, Radio Interferometry
Scott Tremaine
Institute for Advanced Study
Olindo Zanotti
University of Trento
Relativistic astrophysics, magnetohydrodynamics, accretion onto compact objects, computational methods, Galerkin methods, finite volume methods
John ZuHone
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
galaxy clusters, intracluster medium, cosmology, scientiifc software development
Ellen Zweibel
University of Wisconsin


David Anthony Abarca
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center
Accretion onto compact objects, neutron stars, numerical simulations
Marissa Beatrice Adams
University of Rochester, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Sandia National Laboratories
High Energy Density Physics
E. Paulo Alves
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Compuational plasma physics, intense laser-plasma interactions, kinetic plasma instabilities, fluid-kinetic transition, magnetic field generation, large-scale data visualization
Cristóbal Armaza
Cornell University
Theoretical Astrophysics, Relativity and Cosmology, Compact Objects
Lev Arzamasskiy
Pulsars, protoplanetary disks, solar wind
Muhammad Asif
COMSATS, Institute of Information Technology
Plasma Physics
Mark James Avara
University of Maryland - College Park
Theory of accretion flows, plasma astrophysics, physics of gravitation
Avery P Bailey
University of Virginia
David Ramsey Ball
University of Arizona
Black hole accretion disks, nonthermal particle acceleration, magnetic reconnection, radiative transfer.
Pablo Benítez-Llambay
Thomas Berlok
Niels Bohr Institute
Astrophysical fluid dynamics
Pallavi Bhat
PPPL, Princeton
Astrophysical fluid dynamics, with emphasis on turbulent dynamo theory applicable to Sun, (young) galaxies, galaxy clusters. Currently working on MRI dynamo (accretion disks).
Elisabetta Boella
Centre for Mathematical Plasma-Astrophysics, KULeuven
Magnetic reconnection, collisionless shocks, laboratory astrophysics, kinetic simulations
Arijit Bose
University of Rochester
Fluid dynamics, Hydrodynamic Instabilities, Inertial Confinement Fusion, Magneto Hydro dynamics, Plasma fusion, High energy density physics, laser plasma interaction
Gabriele Brambilla
University of Milan
Pulsar magnetosphere, and everything else concerning pulsars. Background in Astrophysics.
Chad Bustard
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Galactic outflows, cosmic rays, and the effects of feedback on galaxy formation
Anna Chashkina
University of Turku
Accretion and compact objects physics
Che-Yu Chen
star formation theory, MHD simulations, ISM dynamics
Alexander, Yuran Chen
Columbia University
Pulsar, Plasma physics, Computation
Zhuo Chen
University of Rochester
Astrophysics, Radiation Transfer, Magnetohydrodynamics
Yi-Hao Chen
University of Wisconsin-Madison
AGN jets, radio galaxies and synchrotron aging
Atul Chhotray
Oregon State University
GRB prompt emission, structured AGN jets & radiative acceleration of relativistic jets
Michael David John Cole
Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik
Gyrokinetic simulation of high temperature plasmas
Matthew Coleman
Accretion disks, CVs, MRI, convection
Luca Comisso
Princeton University
Magnetic Reconnection, Relativistic Plasmas.
Michael Crockatt
Michigan State University
Numerical methods, high order methods, multiscale methods, radiation transport
Patrick Daleiden
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Concurrent Programming in High Performance Computing
Irina Davydenkova
Wei Deng
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
MHD simulation and the applications to Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs), Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN) and so on
Andrea Derdzinski
Columbia University
shocks in nova outflows, EM counterparts to GW sources, ultra-compact WD binaries
Janosz Walker Dewberry
University of Cambridge
MHD, Accretion disks, MRI, Turbulence
Chuanfei Dong
PPPL/Princeton University
Theoretical and Computational Space/Astro Plasma Physics
Sergei Dyda
Jonathan Erb
Core Collapse Supernovae Simulations
Benjamin Faber
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Theory and simulation of turbulence in fusion and astrophysical plasmas, coherent structure interactions in turbulence
Fang Fang
University of Colorado, Boulder
Ryan Farber
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Cosmic Rays; Galactic Winds; Galaxy Formation; Computational Astrophysics
Drummond Fielding
University of California, Berkeley
The physics of the circum-galactic medium: instabilities in the hot, dilute gas found in galactic halos, the launching winds by supernovae, and the impact of galactic winds on the CGM.
Yuri I. Fujii
Niels Bohr International Academy
Accretion disks, magnetohydrodynamics, planet and satellite formation, chemistry in protoplanetary and circumplanetary disks, dust dynamics, development of numerical schemes
Aleksey Generozov
Galactic nuclei. Tidal Disruptions of stars by supermassive black holes. Supermassive black hole binaries. Accretion physics.
Daniel George
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Numerical Relativity, Gravitational Waves, Magnetohydrodynamics, High-Performance Computing
Ramandeep Gill
Open University of Israel
(i) Jet acceleration and its collimation in gamma-ray bursts; (ii) constraining the properties of dissipation mechanisms giving rise to prompt emission; (iii) Radiation transfer in jets
Jacqueline Goldstein
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Modeling Waves and Instabilities as Mechanisms for Angular Momentum Transport in Stars
Daniel Gole
University of Colorado
I use computational and analytic methods to study protoplanetary disks, attempting to better understand the disks themselves and the planet formation processes that happens therein.
Munan Gong
Princeton University
Star formation, computational astrophysics
Dominik Gronkiewicz
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Polish Academy of Sciences
Luc Grosheintz-Laval
Center for Space and Habitability, University of Bern, Switzerland
Computational fluid dynamics
Harsha Gurram
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Christopher Andrew Herron
The University of Sydney
Cosmic magnetic fields, radio polarimetry, turbulence in the warm-ionised medium.
James Hogg
University of Maryland
Cole Holcomb
Princeton University
Astroplasmas, Transients, High Energy phenomena
A. Miguel Holgado
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mutli-messenger astronomy, non-thermal particle acceleration, laboratory astrophysics, scientific computing
Rui Hu
Columbia University
studies of neutron star magnetosphere via Particle-In-Cell simulation
Svenja Jacob
Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies/Heidelberg University
Cosmic rays in simulations of galaxy formation with a focus on galactic outflows; cosmic rays in galaxy clusters
Suoqing Ji
University of California Santa Barbara
circumgalactic medium, intracluster medium
Aditya Krishna Swamy
Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar
Turbulence and transport in plasmas
Aleksandra Kuznetsova
University of Michigan
Star and planet formation processes
Francisco Ley
Instituto de Astrofísica - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
High Energy Astrophysics; theoretical and numerical approaches. High Energy particle production in Astrophysical Plasmas. Physics of Astrophysical Black Holes
Miao Li
Columbia university
Shocks; multi-phase ISM; galactic winds; cosmic rays; interstellar turbulence
Xinyu Li
Columbia University
magnetar, dark matter, black hole perturbations, turbulence
Wei-Ting Liao
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Emily Rose Lichko
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Hyun Lim
Binary compact object mergers, Numerical Relativity, High Performance Computing, Numerical analysis
Matthew Liska
University of Amsterdam
Numerical GRMHD simulations
Wenbin Lu
University of Texas at Austin
relativistic jets, tidal disruption events, gamma-ray bursts
Owen Michael Mannion
University of Rochester
Computational Plasma Physics
Ben Margalit
Columbia University
Compact Binary Mergers, Transients, Accretion
Joana L. Martins
GoLP / IPFN, Instituto Superior Tecnico
Plasma Physics, Astrophysics, Radiation processes, Radiation sources, PIC simulations
John McCann
Gopakumar Mohandas
Niels Bohr Institute
Theoretical Astrophysics and Plasma Physics
Sanghyuk Moon
Seoul National University
star formation in nuclear rings;
Daniel Murray
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Star Formation
Yotam Nagar
Ben Gurion University
Farrukh Nauman
Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
accretion disks, hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic instabilities, shear turbulence, origin of large scale magnetic fields
Loïc Nicolas
Streaming instability, Collisions in plasmas
Viraj Pandya
Princeton University / UC Santa Cruz
galaxy formation and evolution, weakly-accreting central black holes, pulsars, origin of non-thermal radiation, supernovae
Joseph Benjamin Paris
DAMTP, University of Cambridge
Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, Accretion Disk Dynamics, Magnetohydrodynamics
Zephyr Penoyre
Columbia University
Cosmological simulations, galaxy formation, AGN accretion and feedback
Ksenia Ptitsyna
Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences
High-energy astrophysics and plasma astrophysics: black holes and pulsars magnetospheres - particle acceleration, jet launching, accretion flows.
Matthias Jelani Raives
The Ohio State University
Dmitry Razdoburdin
Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow M.V. Lomonosov State University
Hydrodynamics, accretion, instabilities, turbulence, mathematical methods.
Sean Michael Ressler
UC Berkeley
Black Hole Accretion
John Patrick Joe Ross
University of Cambridge
Magnetoroational instability in accretion flows
Taeho Ryu
Stony Brook University
The effects of X-ray on IGM in the early universe - the formation rates of high-mass X-ray binary/ the formation mechanism of SMBHs/ the dissipation mechanism in the atmosphere of hot jupiters.
Yuya Sakurai
The University of Tokyo
Riko Laurenz Schadow
Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
theoretical astro and particle physics
Nicholas Benjamin Senno
They Pennsylvania State University
high energy emission from relativistic jets
Amit Seta
Newcastle University
Cosmic Rays, Interstellar Medium, Dynamo Theory
Kazuyuki Sugimura
Tohoku University
Supermassive black hole formation, accretion onto black holes, star formation, astrochemistry, cosmology
Petra Sukova
Center for Theoretical Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Low angular momentum flows onto BH with shocks, chaotic dynamics of test particles
Ananth Tenneti
Carnegie Mellon University
Marija Vranic
GoLP/IPFN, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal
plasma physics at extreme intensities, classical radiation reaction, quantum radiation reaction, electron-positron pair cascades, laboratory astrophysics with lasers
Justin Walker
University of Wisconsin-Madison
astrophysics, plasma, turbulence
Joshua Edward Wall
Drexel University
Young massive clusters, star formation, numerical MHD and N-body simulations
Joshua John Wallace
Princeton University
I am interested in all problems relating to planet formation.
Timothy R. Waters
University of Nevada Las Vegas
My research interests are focused on attacking fundamental problems in AGN physics, such as understanding and probing the AGN environment using hydrodynamical simulations and reverberation mapping.
Gandhari Wattal
University of Wisconsin Madison
Computational astrophysics
Rainer Weinberger
Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies
Numerical modeling of supermassive black holes in a galaxy (cluster) formation context; simulating AGN jet - ICM interaction, accretion onto SMBHs
Blake Alastair Wetherton
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Theoretical and Computational Magnetic Reconnection
Ben Wibking
Ohio State University
radiation hydrodynamics, galactic winds, star formation feedback, precision cosmology
Rui Xu
Princeton University
Plasma astrophysics
Rakesh Kumar Yadav
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Computational astrophysics (dynamo, MHD, convection)
Haifeng Yang
Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia
Star formation and protoplanetary disks
Dong Zhang
The University of Virginia
Theoretical Astrophysics
Vladimir Zhdankin
JILA/University of Colorado
Plasma turbulence at fluid and kinetic scales
Yao Zhou
Princeton University

Participating Institutions