Robyn Levine


Postdoctoral Fellow, CITA





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I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics in Toronto.  I received my PhD from the University of Colorado in August 2008, working with Andrew Hamilton and Nick Gnedin (at Fermilab).  My primary research interests are the formation and evolution of supermassive black holes and their host galaxies.  I am using cosmological simulations to study the transport of matter from cosmological scales all the way down to the scale of the accretion disk around a galaxy’s central black hole (at least 8 orders of magnitude!).  The state-of-the-art simulations use the technique of Adaptive Mesh Refinement in order to achieve the necessary resolution.