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Theoretical astrophysics with concentration on high energy
astrophysical processes and cosmology; solar flares, neutron stars,
gamma-ray bursts and the accretion disk of stellar and active
galactic black holes; early phase of the universe, the evolution of
galaxies and quasars, arcs in clusters of galaxies, and
Dana Volponi Group Secretary
Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar
Dorris Graduate Student
Recent Ph. D.'s
Nicole Lloyd, Postdoctoral
Fellow, now at LANL
Gamma-ray bursts. Ph.D. January, 2001.
Julia Pryadko, Ph.D. June 1998
Wave-particle interactions in plasma physics as a particle
Dave Saraniti, Ph.D. Jan. 1997
Gravitational lens modelling and X-ray gases in galactic clusters as
dark matter probes.
Walid Azzam, Ph.D. June 1996
Cosmological modelling of gamma-ray bursts.
Ted Lee, Ph.D. March 1996
Solar flare energetics and coronal heating, gamma-ray burst
Brian Park, Ph.D. 1996 Sept.
Stochastic acceleration of particles and its application to solar
Recent Undergraduate Theses
Timothy Q. Donaghy,B.S. June 1999
Spatial Structure of Hard-Xray Impulsive Solar Flares.
Alexander Maloney, B.S. March 1998
Evolution of Quasar luminosity Function.
Shimpei Yamashita, B.S. June 1996
Surface brightness and luminosity function of galaxies.
Particle Acceleration Code: This code computes the particle
and photon spectrum of particles undergoing
stochastic acceleration in a user specified environment:
Postscript Version of documentation
PDF Version of documentation
Tar file containing source code, libraries,
etc., including the actual executable program "flare"
Sample sm plotting routine (very basic!)
Last updated 19 January, 2003
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