Simon White Astrophysicist
Simon White is best known for establishing numerical simulations as a research tool for comparing cosmological theory with astronomical observation, and his work over the last two decades has played a significant role in shaping the picture of how galaxies form.
Fellow of the Royal Society, 1997.
Foreign Associate of the USA National Academy of Sciences, 2007.
Gold Medal, Royal Astronomical Society, 2005.
European Latsis Prize, European Science Foundation, 2008.
J. Navarro, C. Frenk and S. White, "A Universal Density Profile from Hierarchical Clustering," The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 490, Issue 2, pp. 493-508, 1976.
Advisor Cosmology & Gravity
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
PhD (Astronomy) University of Cambridge
MSc (Astronomy) University of Toronto
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CIFAR is pleased to announce that three of the four winners of this year's Gruber Cosmology Prize are part of the Institute's Cosmology and Gravity program. The CIFAR winners are George Efstathiou, Carlos Frenk, and Simon White.