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Liz Office Assistant
Phone No. : 416-978-6879 Location: MP 1403

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Photo of  Graeme  Addison
Graeme Addison National Fellow
Research Questions: Is the dark energy density constant or evolving? How do we get the most out of large-scale structure measurements using instruments like CHIME? Can we ever constrain cosmological parameters using the cosmic infrared background? Phone No. : (604) 822-6709 Location: University of British Columbia, Hennings 206
Photo of  Marcelo  Alvarez
Marcelo Alvarez Research Associate
Research Questions: "How does large-scale structure form? What happened in the first billion years? What is the dark matter?" Phone No. : (416) 978-8801 Location: MP 1302 Website: www.cita.utoronto.ca/~malvarez/
Photo of  Fabio  Antonini
Fabio Antonini Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Questions: Galactic center, Galaxy formation and evolution, computational astrophysics Phone No. : (416) 978-3863 Location: MP 1301 Website: Research

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Photo of  Kevin  Blagrave
Kevin Blagrave Research Associate
Research Questions: neutral hydrogen in the diffuse ISM; Orion nebula, CLOUDY models Phone No. : (416) 978-8801 Location: Room 1302 Website: www.cita.utoronto.ca/~blagrave/
Photo of  J. Richard  Bond
J. Richard Bond Professor
Research Questions: Astrophysics & Cosmology - Physics of the Very Early Universe; Origin and Evolution of Cosmic Structure; Cosmic Radiation Backgrounds; The Dark Matter & Dark Energy Problems; Particle and Gravitational Theory Phone No. : (416) 978-6874 Location: MP 1419 Website: www.cita.utoronto.ca/~bond/
Photo of  Jonathan  Braden
Jonathan Braden Graduate Student
Research Questions: cosmology Phone No. : (416) 978-5759 Location: MP 1416 Website: www.physics.utoronto.ca/~jbraden

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Photo of  Kipp  Cannon
Kipp Cannon Research Associate
Research Questions: Does general relativity correctly predict what we observe, or will we find evidence that it is not the correct theory of gravity? What can we learn about the properties of neutron stars from their collisions? What can we learn about gamma ray bursts? Phone No. : (416) 978-6857 Location: MP 1310 Website: www.cita.utoronto.ca/~kcannon
Photo of  Tony  Chu
Tony Chu Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Questions: How do colliding black holes distort space and time? And how do we measure the sizes spins of those black holes? What is the smallest black hole that can be formed? How does angular momentum limit its size? Phone No. : (416) 978-6872 Location: MP 1405A
Photo of  Liam  Connor
Liam Connor Graduate Student
Research Questions: How can we learn about large-scale structure, dark energy, and the epoch of reionization from redshifted 21cm emission? Phone No. : (416) 978-6261 Location: MP 1203A
Photo of  Carlo  Contaldi
Carlo Contaldi Visitor
Research Questions: Early Universe, Cosmic Microwave Background, Structure Formation Phone No. : (416) 978-1777 Location: MP 1401 Website: Professor of Theoretical Physics, Imperial College London

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Photo of  Rebecca  Danos
Rebecca Danos National Fellow
Research Questions: What can we learn about early universe cosmology from current observational windows? Can alternative diffusion coefficients accelerate cosmic rays to higher energies in SNRs? Can we improve our methods in delineating structures present in SNRs? Phone No. : (204) 480 1814 Location: University of Manitoba, Allen 311 Website: Research
Photo of  Shane  Davis
Shane Davis Research Associate
Research Questions: How and why does gas accrete onto black holes? What can we learn about the black holes from the emission of the accretion flows? What role, if any, does the direct momentum input from stellar radiation play in the dynamics of galaxies? Phone No. : (416) 978-1777 Location: MP 1401 Website: www.cita.utoronto.ca/~swd
Candice Doung Business Officer
Phone No. : 416-978-1980 Location: MP 1404B
Photo of  John  Dubinski
John Dubinski Computing Manager
Phone No. : 416-946-7290 Location: MP 1408 Website: http://www.cita.utoronto.ca/~dubinski/

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Photo of  JD  Emberson
JD Emberson Graduate Student
Research Questions: 1) How did the cosmological dark ages end when the first stars and galaxies turned on? 2) How did present-day structure evolve from small seeds generated during the early universe? Phone No. : (416) 978-5861 Location: MP 1318

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Photo of  Francois  Foucart
Francois Foucart Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Questions: What is the result of the mergers of black holes and neutron stars, and how can we link their gravitational wave and electromagnetic signals with the properties of the merging binary? How do accretion disks evolve over long timescales? Phone No. : (416) 978-6872 Location: MP 1405A Website: www.cita.utoronto.ca/~ffoucart/

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Photo of  Ramandeep  Gill
Ramandeep Gill Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Questions: The question of what radiative processes shape the spectrum of the prompt gamma-ray emission from gamma-ray bursts remains unsolved. The answer lies in understanding how the ingredients of such bursts, namely photons, electron-positron pairs, and baryons. Phone No. : (416) 978-3863 Location: MP 1301 Website: Research
Photo of  Daniela  Gonçalves
Daniela Gonçalves Graduate Student
Phone No. : 416-978-5759 Location: MP 1416
Photo of  Steve  Green
Steve Green National Fellow
Research Questions: Can gravitational turbulence occur in astrophysics situations? When do instabilities develop? and, How can knowledge of gravitational turbulence lead to solutions to turbulence problems in fluid dynamics? Phone No. : (519) 824-4120 x53981 Location: University of Guelph, MacN 453

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Photo of  Amir  Hajian
Amir Hajian Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Questions: Early Universe, Cosmic Microwave Background, Structure Formation Phone No. : (416) 978-8496 Location: MP1421 Website: cita.utoronto.ca/~ahajian/
Photo of  Duncan  Hanson
Duncan Hanson National Fellow
Research Questions: I am interested in the history of our Universe - its origins, evolution, and future. What can we learn from the gravitational lensing effects in CMB data? Phone No. : (514) 398-6517 Location: McGill University, EPR-315
Photo of  Joachim  Harnois-Deraps
Joachim Harnois-Deraps National Fellow
Research Questions: “How do secondary effects and contaminant affect our weak lensing measurements in the early universe?" Location: McGill University, EPR 315 Website: Research
Photo of  Zhiqui  Huang
Zhiqui Huang Post Doctoral Fellow
Phone No. : (416) 978-5748 Location: MP 1404D Website: www.cita.utoronto.ca/~zqhuang

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Photo of  Derek  Inman
Derek Inman Graduate Student
Research Questions: How can we use cosmological observations to constrain properties of neutrinos? Phone No. : (416) 978- 5861 Location: MP 1318

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Photo of  Emmanuel  Jacquet
Emmanuel Jacquet Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Questions: Why are there different types of primitive meteorites? How did chondrules form? Phone No. : (416) 978-1776 Location: Room 1413
Photo of  Tim  Johannsen
Tim Johannsen National Fellow
Research Questions: High-energy astrophysics, black holes, gravitation, observational tests of general relativity Location: University of Waterloo / Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Website: Personal Research Website

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Photo of  Yevgeni  Kissin
Yevgeni Kissin Graduate Student
Research Questions: How does angular momentum impact the observable properties of stars? Phone No. : (416) 978-5759 Location: MP 1416
Photo of  Takeshi  Kobayashi
Takeshi Kobayashi Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Questions: How did the hot big bang universe begin? Can we obtain a unified view of the early universe through theoretical physics such as string theory, particle physics, or some other quantum gravity theory? How were the rich structure in our current universe seen Phone No. : (416) 978-8496 Location: MP 1421

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Photo of  Jeremy  Leconte
Jeremy Leconte Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Questions: How different from the Earth a planet can be and still harbor liquid water at its surface? What are the similarities and differences between the atmospheres of planets inside and outside our Solar System? Phone No. : (416) 978-8494 Location: MP 1312 Website: Research
Photo of  Adam  Lewis
Adam Lewis Graduate Student
Research Questions: How are the behaviours of merging and of isolated black holes related? How can very fast computing hardware developed for video games be applied to black hole science? Phone No. : (416) 978- 5759 Location: MP 1416
Photo of  Min-Kai  Lin
Min-Kai Lin Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Questions: Are sub-structures observed in disks of gas and dust around young stars caused by unseen planets? What can we learn of the unseen planet and disk properties by studying the structure it causes? How do these structures back-react on the orbital evolutio Phone No. : (416) 978-6877 Location: MP 1303 Website: www.cita.utoronto.ca/~mklin924/

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Photo of  Carrie  MacTavish
Carrie MacTavish
Research Questions: Cosmic Microwave Background Location: MP 1404E
Photo of  Peter  Martin
Peter Martin Professor
Research Questions: Galactic Ecology, Star Formation, Dust Evolution, Gaseous Nebulae; using BLAST, Planck, Herschel Space Observatory (SPIRE and HIFI), JWST/ NIRCAM, International Galactic Plane Survey Phone No. : (416) 978-6840 Location: MP 1417 Website: www.cita.utoronto.ca/ pgmartin/
Photo of  Joel  Meyers
Joel Meyers Research Associate
Research Questions: How can we use observations of the cosmic microwave background and large scale structure to learn about the early universe? How do models of the early universe fit in with other aspects of high energy physics? Phone No. : (416) 978-5946 Location: MP 1305 Website: www.ph.utexas.edu/~jmeyers/
Photo of  Jorge  Moreno
Jorge Moreno National Fellow
Research Questions: Interacting galaxies, dual AGNs, galaxy formation theory Phone No. : (250) 721-8655 Location: University of Victoria, Elliott Building-412 Website: Personal Research Website
Photo of  Norman  Murray
Norman Murray Director
Research Questions: Nonlinear Dynamics, Solar System Dynamics, Solar Physics, Active Galactic Nuclei Phone No. : (416) 978-1778 Location: MP 1402 Website: www.cita.utoronto.ca/~murray/

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Photo of  Thomas  Nemat
Thomas Nemat Co-op Student
Phone No. : 416-978-1261 Location: MP 1410
Photo of  Quang  Nguyen Luong
Quang Nguyen Luong Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Questions: High mass and low mass star formation, molecular cloud structure, Galactic Plane survey Phone No. : (416) 978-1775 Location: MP 1415 Website: www.cita.utoronto.ca/~qnguyen/
Photo of  Mike  Nolta
Mike Nolta Research Associate
Research Questions: CMB Phone No. : (416) 978-7616 Location: MP 1404C Website: www.cita.utoronto.ca/~nolta/

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Photo of  Evan  O'Connor
Evan O'Connor Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Questions: theoretical astrophysics, supernovae, massive stars, neutrinos Phone No. : (416) 978-5748 Location: MP 1404D Website: www.cita.utoronto.ca/~evanoc/
Photo of  Niels  Oppermann
Niels Oppermann Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Questions: How can we use statistics to separate physically distinct processes in observational data? How can we uncover the three-dimensional structure of the Mlky Way's magnetic field? Phone No. : (416) 978-5946 Location: MP 1305 Website: www.mpa-garching.mpg.de/~niels
Photo of  Serguei  Ossokine
Serguei Ossokine Graduate Student
Research Questions: general relativity and cosmology, theoretical and numerical Phone No. : (416) 978-5861 Location: MP 1318
Photo of  James  Owen
James Owen Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Questions: Star and Planet Formation, Accretion Discs Phone No. : (416) 978-6857 Location: MP 1310

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Photo of  Carlos  Palenzuela
Carlos Palenzuela Research Associate
Research Questions: Numerical Relativity, Gravitational Radiation from compact bodies (boson and neutron stars, black holes), Blandford-Znajeck mechanism, approaches beyond ideal MHD Phone No. : (416) 978-8494 Location: MP 1312
Photo of  Ian  Parrish
Ian Parrish Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Questions: How can we understand and measure galaxy clusters, the largest objects in the universe? What heats and accelerates the solar wind as it leaves the sun and fills our entire solar system? Phone No. : (416) 978-7616 Location: MP 1404C Website: astro.berkeley.edu/~iparrish
Photo of  Ue-Li  Pen
Ue-Li Pen Professor
Research Questions: What are the initial conditions for the universe? How can we improve astrophysics measurement techniques by orders of magnitude to answer precise questions, e.g. neutrino mass, gravitational waves, pulsar emission? Phone No. : (416) 978-6477 Location: MP 1317 Website: www.cita.utoronto.ca/~pen/
Photo of  Harald  Pfeiffer
Harald Pfeiffer Assistant Professor
Research Questions: numerical relativity, computational astrophysics Phone No. : (416) 978-8497 Location: MP 1309 Website: www.cita.utoronto.ca/~pfeiffer/
Photo of  Snezana  Prodan
Snezana Prodan Graduate Student
Research Questions: Dynamics (planets, binary stars, three body problem) Phone No. : (416) 978-5794 Location: MP 1405

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Photo of  Matt  Russo
Matt Russo Graduate Student
Research Questions: How do protoplanetary disks accrete onto protostars, allowing planets to form? How do newly formed black holes accelerate the jets that cause gamma ray bursts? Phone No. : (416) 978-5794 Location: MP 1405

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Photo of  Richard  Shaw
Richard Shaw Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Questions: Cosmology using CHIME Phone No. : (416) 978-6842 Location: MP 1304 Website: www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~jrs65/
Photo of  Linda  Strubbe
Linda Strubbe Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Questions: Tidal disruption of stars, co-evolution of black holes and galactic nuclei, stellar dynamics, accretion physics Phone No. : (416) 978-6842 Location: MP 1304 Website: www.cita.utoronto.ca/~linda/

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Photo of  Nick  Tacik
Nick Tacik Graduate Student
Phone No. : (416) 978-5861 Location: MP 1318
Photo of  Chris  Thompson
Chris Thompson Professor
Research Questions: high-energy astrophysics, neutron stars, magnetars Phone No. : (416) 978-8784 Location: MP 1316

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Photo of  Kathryn  Volk
Kathryn Volk National Fellow
Research Questions: What is the orbital migration history of the outer solar system? What can the orbital distributions of the objects in resonance with Neptune tell us about the outer solar system's dynamical history? Phone No. : (604) 822-2945 Location: University of British Columbia, Hennings 225 Website: katvolk.com

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Photo of  Dan  Wilkins
Dan Wilkins National Fellow
Research Questions: Black Holes, Active Galactic Nuclei, Accretion, General Relativity, X-ray Astronomy and High Performance Computing Phone No. : (902) 420-5027 Location: St. Mary's University, AT-314 Website: Research

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Photo of  Claire  Yu
Claire Yu HPC Specialist & System Administrator
Phone No. : 419-978-1775 Location: MP 1415

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Photo of  Aaron  Zimmerman
Aaron Zimmerman Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Questions: A few broad questions my research has been involved with are What will the impending detection of gravitational waves tell us about black holes? What can analytical methods reveal about black holes and gravitational waves? Phone No. : (416) 978-6877 Location: MP 1305 Website: Research