Dr. Prashanth Jaikumar
Assistant Professor (PhD 2002, Stony Brook University)
Current Students Thesis Topic
Pak Chan Numerical Astrophysics
Anashe Bandari Astroseismology
Joshua Arenson Nucleosynthesis
Mark Lohmann AdS/QCD correspondence
Stou Sandalski (M.S. 2012) SPH Simulations of Binary Mergers
Sam Koshy (M.S. 2011) Tidal Locking Effects in Quark Star Binaries
What is Astrophysics?
This branch of physics goes deep
into an understanding of the mysteries
of the Universe - its geometry, its
scale, its contents and its evolution
Quarks bind into nuclei, and atoms into
molecules - massive molecular gas clouds collapse
to form stars and galaxies. Galaxies come together
to form Clusters. Everything from Nuclear & Particle Physics to
Gravity to the unknown origins of Dark matter
and Dark energy plays a role.
Here at CSULB, we are using theory and
computation to explore various facets of Astrophysics.
If you'd like to know more about the Universe
we live in, and get involved in some research,
this is the place to start!