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Paul M. Sutter

INFN Fellow in Theoretical Physics
Astronomical Observatory of Trieste (OAT)

Visiting CCAPP Fellow
Ohio State University

My Publications (arXiv)

I currently hold an INFN postdoctoral fellowship, based at the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste, where I study cosmic voids and the epoch of reionization. I am the first author and curator of the Public Cosmic Void Catalog and a member of the HERA collaboration.

I also hold a visiting position with The Ohio State University's Center for Cosmological and Astro-Particle Physics.

Previously I was a postdoc at the Paris Institute of Astrophysics, where I worked with Benjamin Wandelt on many topics, including novel probes of cosmology, analysis of radio interferometer observations, and understanding the Cosmic Microwave Background with the Planck Satellite.

I received my Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois in 2011. I studied with Paul Ricker as a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow. My dissertation focused on magnetic fields in clusters of galaxies. In the course of my research I modified heavily and contributed to the FLASH astrophysical simulation code. I also spent several months working with Rebecca Hartman-Baker, Judy Hill, and Robert Harrison at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on problems in computational chemistry. Previously I received my Bachelor's in Physics from California Polytechnic State University

I am always available for public outreach, education, and consulting. Please contact me!

Recent News

  • void workshop
    Thanks to all the participants who helped made the recent Voids Workshop and public event at COSI an amazing success!
    Posted Aug 24, 2014, 8:05 PM by Paul Matt Sutter
  • article on voids
    My void work with Peter Melchior is the topic of a recent article at Nautilus.
    Posted Aug 9, 2014, 8:40 PM by Paul Matt Sutter
  • new paper on high-energy sources
    I'm a coauthor on a paper led by Amy Furniss (Stanford) on "A Correlation Between Hard Gamma-ray Sources and Cosmic Voids Along the Line of Sight". It has been submitted to The Astrophysical Journal and you can read the full text here.
    Posted Jul 24, 2014, 11:48 PM by Paul Matt Sutter
  • Void AP paper accepted
    One of my latest void papers, "A measurement of the Alcock-Paczynski effect using cosmic voids in the SDSS", has been accepted by MNRAS for publication. You can read it here.
    Posted Jul 22, 2014, 1:34 AM by Paul Matt Sutter
  • At Cambridge
    This week I'm in Cambridge, UK meeting with Chris Carilli, Adrian Liu, Jonathan Pober, Danny Jacobs, and others to discuss coordinating efforts for data analysis for upcoming epoch of reionization ("cosmic dawn") instruments.
    Posted Jul 21, 2014, 2:06 PM by Paul Matt Sutter
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