In this talk, Dr. Robert Fisher discussed recent and ongoing research conducted at UMass Dartmouth with his students, which is helping to unravel the cosmic mystery. This research was conducted using NSF and AFOSR-sponsored supercomputing equipment both here on campus and at national supercomputing centers. The talk included stunning visuals illustrating the power of scientific computing, and the beauty of the cosmos.
Dr. Robert Fisher completed his PhD at the University of California at Berkley in 2002. He then took positions as Postdoctoral Research Associate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Research Scientist and Astrophysics Group Leader in DOE Advanced Scientific Computing (ASC) Flash Center, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, at the University of Chicago. Since joining the Physics Faculty at UMass Dartmouth in 2008, he has published 15 peer-reviewed articles in some of his field’s top journals and won numerous grants in support of his research.