Julio F. Navarro Cosmologist
Julio Navarro studies the cosmological implications of the observed properties of galaxies and galaxy clusters. His work on dark matter – the mysterious substance that holds galaxies together – has been highly influential in the crafting of our current paradigm for structure formation in the Universe, where the mass budget is dominated by “cold” dark matter and the universal expansion is driven primarily by “dark energy”. His work uses some of the world’s largest supercomputers and most sophisticated numerical algorithms to recreate the hierarchical formation of galaxies and other structures. These state-of-the-art simulations have highlighted a number of successes and shortcomings of theories of structure formation.
Henry Marshall Tory Medal of the Royal Society of Canada, 2015.
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 2011.
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prize from the Humboldt Foundation, 2004.
Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, 2003.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, 1999.
J.F. Navarro et al, "The diversity and similarity of simulated cold dark matter haloes,” Monthly Notices of the R.A.S., vol. 402, pp. 21, 2010.
J.F. Navarro et al, "A Universal Density Profile from Hierarchical Clustering," Astrophys. J., vol. 490, no. 2, pp. 493, 1997.
J.F. Navarro et al, "The Structure of Cold Dark Matter Halos," Astrophys. J., vol. 462, pp. 563, 1996.
J.F. Navarro et al, "Simulations of X-ray clusters,” Monthly Notices of the R.A.S., vol. 275, pp. 720, 1995.
Senior Fellow Gravity & the Extreme Universe
University of VictoriaDepartment of Physics and Astronomy
PhD Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
BSc Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
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