Matthew T. Newby
Department of Physics
College of Science and Technology
M 2:30-5:30pm; T 10:00am-noon; W,F 2:00-3:00pm
Address:Department of Physics (035-08)
1925 N. 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122-1801
I study the history and dynamics of the Milky Way galaxy, using old stars, dwarf
galaxies, and globular clusters in the Galactic halo. Information from these
structures provides clues towards understanding the distribution and nature of
dark matter, the absence of Pop III stars, and the dynamics of dwarf galaxy disruption.
I am currently in the process of mapping the density distribution of the Sagittarius
dwarf galaxy's tidal debris tails, which imply an orbit around the Galaxy, and serve
as tracers for the distribution of mass (including dark matter) in the Milky Way.
I am also beginning work on N-body simulations of dwarf galaxy disruption.
These studies use data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS),
the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS),
and the Chinese Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST).
I am a researcher for MilkyWay@home,
a highly-distributed volunteer computing platform which uses BOINC
infrastructure. MilkyWay@home is capable of analyzing large amounts of data through
highly optimized, asynchronous, global search methods, and averages around 0.5
PetaFLOPS of computing power.
- io9 Article
|PHYS 0834 (Spring 2015)|
|Lecture||MWF 1pm-2pm||SERC 110B|General Physics I
|PHYS 1021 (Spring 2015)|
|Lecture||MWF 10am-11am||SERC 110A|Comprehensive Exam Preparation
|PHYS 9994 (Spring 2015)|
|Lecture||WF 3pm-4pm||SERC 404|
Ph.D., Physics, 2013; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
B.S., Physics, 2008; University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point (Summa Cum Laude)
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