Kirk Barrow

20150108_111636Graduate Research Assistant

B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Before physics, I researched and designed control simulations for uninhabited areal vehicles in both terrestrial and extra terrestrial applications. I was mostly interested with entry, descent, and flight systems for the next generation of robotic probes to Saturn’s moon Titan, but I worked on drones in Earth’s atmosphere as well. After transitioning to cosmology, I began to focus on large-scale simulations of the early universe. My current work includes computational analysis of the effect of radiative feedback on baryon mass fractions of early galaxies. I work with enzo, Rockstar, yt, and the statistical analysis package SAS. In the future I would like to drive simulations to the present day to unlock some of the more stubborn mysteries of cosmic structure.

  1. Barrow, K. S. S., Wise, J. H., Norman, M. L., O’Shea, B. W., Xu, H. 2017, “First Light: Exploring the Spectra of High-Redshift Galaxies in the Renaissance Simulations”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, submitted (arXiv)