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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

  • 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
  • Last void talk of the season!
    Today I gave my last void talk for this round for the Dark Universe Science Center at the University of Washington.
    Posted Jul 9, 2014, 9:54 PM by Paul Matt Sutter
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