Members: Please place your sketch in alphabetical order by last name
(Use the Heading 3, not boldface, setting for the line with your name on it.)

Matt Coleman

is a PhD candidate at UCSB working with Omer Blaes. He works on radiation-MHD simulations of white dwarf accretion disks (e.g., dwarf novae, AM CVn), with the goal of understanding the physics driving the observed variability and outbursts of these systems. His website is

Robert Fisher

is a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth who is also currently on sabbatical as a visiting faculty member at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Institute for Theory and Computation. His research interests include Type Ia supernovae, star formation, turbulence, and computational astrophysics. His group's research page is

Colin McNally

is a postdoc at Queen Mary, University of London. He is a computational astrophysicist working on MHD, dust, and processes affecting planet formation in protoplanetary disks. Website:

Dian Peng

is at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a graduate student of Professor Starace's group.

Greg Huber

is Deputy Director at KITP and a biophysicist.

Liang-You Peng

is from the School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing, China. His research interest focuses on dynamics of few-electron atomic and molecular systems, triggered and/or probed by attosecond and/or femtosecond pulses. Research Group Website:

Roque Ruiz-Carmona

Grad student working with Paul Groot at Radboud University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. I'm working on characterising the occurrence of spiral density waves in the accretion disks of cataclysmic variable stars. Using optical phase-resolved spectroscopy and doppler tomography, I'm studying the structure of accretion disks in relation to dwarf-nova outbursts. Send me an email if you want to know anything about doppler tomography; I am here for the whole program.

Greg Salvesen

is a NSF Postdoc Fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara working with Omer Blaes. I'm interested in black hole accretion disks (e.g., magnetization, state transitions, modeling) and bridging the gap between observations and theory. Check out my website or shoot me an e-mail. I am here for the entire KITP program.

Abigail Stevens

is a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam working with Phil Uttley on observations of rapid X-ray variability from accreting black holes and neutron stars. I am only here on January 9th and 10th. Website:

Steve Tobias

is at the University of Leeds, UK. He is interested in transport, instabilities and dynamo action in disks (and other astrophysical bodies)

Neal Turner

seeks to detect planet-forming processes in protostellar disks, using MHD and radiative transfer modeling to inform observations with next-generation space telescopes. He is a staff scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a NASA center operated by the California Institute of Technology.

Shane Davis

is a professor at the University of Virginia. He is interested in many aspects of accretion flows, with a primary emphasis on simulation of black hole accretion flows and spectral modeling of X-ray binaries and AGN.