Forming the Brightest Galaxies in the Universe

Forming the Brightest Galaxies in the Universe

Dr. Desika Narayanan, University of Florida

My research focuses on theoretical models primarily related to cosmological galaxy evolution, star formation, and the interstellar medium (ISM). I principally develop and utilize large scale numerical simulations to simulate the interplay between small scale star formation, ISM physics, and global galaxy evolution. This involves studying galaxies from the stand point of their star formation/ISM properties ranging from the Milky Way through galaxies in the Epoch of Reionization.