Andrew Graus

About Me

I am currently a graduate student at the University of California, Irvine where I work with Professor James Bullock. I work on the theory of galaxy formation, specifically, employing large cosmological simulations to study the formation of galaxies through time. Our group focuses mainly on the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies and the satellites neighboring them (collectively called the Local Group).

My current interests include using simulations to study the role of dwarf galaxies in reionizing the universe, how the interplay between dark matter and feedback shapes the evolution of dwarf galaxies, using dwarf galaxies to illuminate the nature of dark matter itself, and using simulations to determine the prospects for studing dwarf galaxies for upcoming telescope missions such as the James Webb Telescope (JWST) and Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).



office: Department of Physics and Astronomy
           University of California, Irvine
           2142 Frederick Reines Hall
           Irvine, CA 92697