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Paul Matt Sutter

Postdoctoral Fellow in
Next-Generation Cosmic Probes
Paris Institute of Astrophysics (IAP)

Visiting CCAPP Fellow
Ohio State University


My Publications (arXiv)

I am a postdoc at the Paris Institute of Astrophysics, where I work 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 am the first author and curator of the Public Cosmic Void Catalog.

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

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

  • California Tour
    This week I am touring California, giving the CosmoClub talk at UC Santa Cruz, the Physics Colloquium at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and the Cosmology Seminar at UC Davis. All about voids!
    Posted Apr 7, 2014, 11:24 PM by Paul Matt Sutter
  • Void talk at Madison
    Today I will be the NPAC Forum speaker at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. My talk is "Cosmic voids as cosmological laboratories".
    Posted Apr 3, 2014, 7:48 AM by Paul Matt Sutter
  • The life story of cosmic voids
    I have submitted a new paper, "The life and death of cosmic voids", for publication in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. PDF available here.
    Posted Mar 31, 2014, 6:14 PM by Paul Matt Sutter
  • Visitor hosting
    This week I am hosting a visit by John ZuHone of NASA Goddard. He is an expert in galaxy cluster astrophysics and numerical methods.
    Posted Mar 31, 2014, 6:12 PM by Paul Matt Sutter
  • Grade school talk
    Tomorrow I will give a presentation about cosmology, "Even bigger!", to a class of 1st-5th graders at Hilliard Crossing Elementary.
    Posted Mar 30, 2014, 3:29 PM by Paul Matt Sutter
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