Andrew Wetzel

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Associate Professor
Office: 533 Physics Building
Email: awetzel@ucdavis.edu

Personal Professional Website: http://wetzel.ucdavis.edu

Research Interests:

• Theoretical astrophysics and cosmology
• Cosmological simulations and computational methods
• Cosmological structure formation: halos, galaxies, and stars
• Near-field cosmology: dark matter and its distribution in the local Universe
• Galactic archeology: the formation histories of the Milky Way, Andromeda, and dwarf galaxies

Research Areas

Career History

  • Associate Professor - University of California, Davis, 2021 - present
  • Assistant Professor - University of California, Davis, 2016 - present
  • Caltech-Carnegie Fellow - California Institute of Technology and Carnegie Observatories, 2013 - 2017
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate - Yale University, 2010 - 2013
  • Ph.D. in Astrophysics - University of California, Berkeley, 2010
  • B.S. in Physics - Harvey Mudd College, 2005

Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2021
  • UC Davis Hellman Fellow, 2019
  • Scialog Fellow - Research Corporation and Heising-Simons Foundation, 2018, 2019
  • Carnegie Fellow - Carnegie Observatories, 2013 - 2017
  • Moore Prize Scholar - California Institute of Technology, 2013 - 2017
  • Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow - National Academy of Sciences, 2013