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Simon White

Bio Outline

Appointment

  • Advisor
  • Gravity & the Extreme Universe

Institution

  • Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics

Country

  • Germany

Education

PhD (Astronomy), University of Cambridge
MSc (Astronomy), University of Toronto

About

Simon White is an astrophysicist best known for establishing numerical simulations as a research tool for comparing cosmological theory with astronomical observation. Over the last two decades, his work has played a significant role in shaping the picture of how galaxies form.

Awards

Fellow of the Royal Society, 1997

Foreign Associate of the U.S.A. National Academy of Sciences, 2007

Gold Medal, Royal Astronomical Society, 2005

European Latsis Prize, European Science Foundation, 2008

Relevant Publications

Navarro, J., C. Frenk, and S. White. "A Universal Density Profile from Hierarchical Clustering." The Astrophysical Journal 490, no. 2 (1976): 493–508.

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