About the Group

The Astronomy and Astrophysics Group at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications works closely  with the UIUC Astronomy Department and Physics Departments, and has diverse research interests across

  • astrophysical phenomena and disciplines within astronomy, astrophysics and relativity, touching on theory (gravitational waves), computational (star formation, galaxy formation, galaxy clusters, Type Ia supernovae, numerical relativity), and observational (DES, LSST, CARMA, SKA)
  • next-generation scientific practices, such as development of cyberinfrastructure (such as Cactus, yt, Enzo, FLASH), enabling open access, fostering reproducibility, and data topics spanning from the development of observational pipelines to the architecting of the National Data Service. The group is particularly interested in new science insight and challenges around multi-messenger astronomy, data synthesis and community data services.