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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)


My podcast: Ask a Spaceman!

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

  • HERA talk
    This week I gave a seminar at the Excellence Cluster-Universe in Garching, where I spoke about "From data to theory at the cosmic dawn".
    Posted Dec 5, 2014, 11:38 AM by Paul Matt Sutter
  • Void talk
    Thanks to David Weinberg for inviting me to speak at an HOD workshop! My talk was on "Galaxy bias and voids".
    Posted Nov 25, 2014, 10:46 AM by Paul Matt Sutter
  • Void paper led by undergrad
    My OSU undergraduate student, Paul Zivick, has submitted his first-ever paper, Using cosmic voids to distinguish f(R) gravity in future galaxy surveys” to MNRAS. Check it out here: pdf!
    Posted Nov 23, 2014, 6:46 PM by Paul Matt Sutter
  • Void paper accepted
    Nico Hamaus's latest void paper, "Testing cosmic geometry without dynamic distortions using voids" , has been accepted by the journal JCAP. Read it here: pdf.
    Posted Nov 20, 2014, 8:11 AM by Paul Matt Sutter
  • HERA talk
    This week I was at the HERA collaboration meeting, where I gave a talk on "Bayesian approaches to 21cm analysis".
    Posted Nov 13, 2014, 10:20 PM by Paul Matt Sutter
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