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Name:  Sam Skillman
Location:  University of Colorado, Boulder
Position: DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellow
Graduate Research Assistant - Advisor Jack Burns
Interests:  Astrophysics, Hydrodynamics, Cosmology
Email: samskillman[at]gmail[dot]com

I’m currently a graduate student in the Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences department at the University of Colorado in Boulder.  I earned my B.S. in Physics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. After growing up in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California (right), I’m happy to be back in the mountains.  

Research Interests
I’m interested in numerical simulations of astrophysical phenomena.  Lately I’ve been working on cosmological simulations using Enzo which is an Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) hydrodynamics + N-Body code.  I look at the non-thermal components of galaxy clusters that arise from accretion and merger shocks.  I’ve also started working on a bit of xray stuff looking at cool core clusters and their cooling and star formation/feedback. I also work with Matt Turk developing the Enzo analysis tool, yt, and there are some recent volume renderings found here.