Daniel Anglés-Alcázar
Flatiron Fellow, Center for Computational Astrophysics


I am a Flatiron Fellow at the Center for Computational Astrophysics of the Simons Foundation in New York City.  I am a theoretical astrophysicist with broad interests in galaxy evolution, from star formation and stellar feedback to the co-evolution of supermassive black holes and galaxies and the growth of large scale structure in the Universe.  I routinely develop large numerical simulations and analysis tools to understand the multi-scale physical processes that govern galaxy evolution.  Much of my current research focuses on understanding the exchange of mass, energy, and metals between galaxies and their surrounding circumgalactic medium and the growth and impact of feedback from central supermassive black holes.

Before coming to the Flatiron Institute, I was a CIERA Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics at Northwestern University.

I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Arizona, where I was a member of the Theoretical Astrophysics Program.  The title of my thesis was "Modeling the evolution of galaxies and massive black holes across cosmic time".

Before becoming a theorist, I used sub-millimeter dust continuum observations from the BLAST telescope and other instruments to investigate the earliest stages of star formation in our Galaxy.  This was part of my M.S. thesis at the University of Puerto Rico: "Study of the Earliest Stages of Galactic Star Formation: BLAST Survey of the Vela Molecular Ridge".  I obtained my B.S. (Licenciatura) in Physics at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

You can read more about my research, check my publications, or have a look at some simulation movies.

Feel free to contact me!

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