Diego J. Muñoz's Homepage


Diego Muñoz

 

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Center for Space Research.
Department of Astronomy, Cornell University

Space Sciences Building Office 610
Ithaca, NY 14853

email: dmunoz@astro.cornell.edu

Welcome to my personal homepage

I'm a research associate at the Center for Space Research at Cornell University, working on hydrodynamic simulations of protoplanetary/circumstellar/accretion disks with Professor Dong Lai.

My research focuses on the development of numerical methods for the full Navier-Stokes equations for problems in self-gravitating hydrodynamics. In collaboration with Volker Springel, we are currently working on extending the capabilities of the Lagragian/Eulerian cosmological code AREPO to study problems in planet formation such as planet migration, tidal interactions between binary circumstellar disks and giant planet accretion.

I completed my PhD in Astrophysics in 2013 at Harvard University, where a wrote a thesis entitled "Modeling and Simulation of Circumstellar Disks with the Next Generation of Hydrodynamic Solvers" under the supervision of Lars Hernquist. At Harvard, I also worked on submillimeter interferometry with the SMA, specifically measuring the polarization of the Galactic Center source SgrA*.

You can find my CV here.

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