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OUR  GRADUATE STUDENTS:

Megan Comins 
Megan utilizes GADGET-2 to investigate the physics of black holes which have undergone sudden velocity changes or sustained acceleration from astrophysical jets.

Web page: http://www.astro.cornell.edu/~mcomins  

 

Megan Comins 

Patrick Lii 
Patrick utilizes high-performance supercomputers to model jets and outflows from young T Tauri-like stars. He is currently investigating outflows originating near the disk-magnetosphere boundary using the parallelized 2D and 3D Godunov-type MHD codes developed within our group.

Web page: http://www.astro.cornell.edu/~pslii

Patrick Lii 

FORMER GRADUATE STUDENTS:

Akshay Kulkarni 
Akshay works on the effects of relativity and light travel time on the variability curves of millisecond period neutron stars. Currently he is performing 3D MHD simulations of disk accretion to such stars, to study "hot spots" on their surface, which cause the variability. 
 

Akshay Kulkarni

Min Long 
Min works on numerical modeling of disc accretion to a magnetized star in the rotational equilibrium state. He also plans to investigate quasi-periodic oscillations associated with the disk-magnetosphere interaction. 

Min Long

David Rothstein 
David worked on simulations of black hole accretion disks, with a particular interest in reproducing the light curves of X-ray binary systems with time-variable viscosity. He also performed high time resolution IR and X-ray observations of the microquasar GRS 1915+105. 

David Rothstein

Bjoern Schmekel 
Bjoern's main interests are in plasma physics and general relativity. He worked on particle accelerators, basic plasma physics and theoretical astrophysics. Lately he has been working on the emission of coherent synchrotron radiation in bunch compressors and rotating neutron stars. 

Bjoern Schmekel

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