Distinguished Cosmologist/Fluid Dynamicist Romain Teyssier to Join Princeton Faculty

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020
by Department of Astrophysical Sciences

We are delighted to announce that Professor Romain Teyssier has accepted a faculty position jointly between the Department of Astrophysical Sciences and the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics (PACM).   His appointment was approved by the Princeton University Board of Trustees on September 25.

Dr. Teyssier is a world leader in computational astrophysics and fluid dynamics, with particular interest in understanding the physics of galaxy and star formation in a cosmological context. Dr. Teyssier is well-known for the development of the RAMSES code, an Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) code for self-gravitating fluid dynamics, which is widely used throughout the community.  He is one of the world leaders in using computational means to study the myriad physical processes that govern the formation, evolution and observed properties of galaxies over scales ranging from the formation and physics of individual stars, to infall into and feedback from the central supermassive black hole at the galaxy core, to the large-scale magnetic and gravitational fields that govern the overall structure of galaxies.  He has developed innovative new computational techniques to efficiently solve the relevant equations on large computer clusters.

Among the recognitions of his work, he was awarded the Grand Prix Scientifique of the Simone and Cino Del Duca Foundation by the French Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Teyssier is currently Professor in Computational Astrophysics at the Institute for Computational Science at the University of Zurich, and will join us in September 2021.