Professor Jeremy Goodman received A.B. and A.M. degrees in physics from Harvard in 1979, and his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Princeton in 1983. After postdoctoral fellowships at Caltech and the Institute for Advanced Study, he joined the Princeton faculty in 1988. Prof. Goodman is broadly interested in theoretical astrophysics, especially astrophysical fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics, preferring analytic or semianalytic to fully numerical work. Favorite applications include accretion disks of protostars and QSOs, tides in stars and extrasolar planets, planetesimal formation, and gamma-ray bursts. For his Ph.D. and several years thereafter, he specialized in the N-body dynamics of dense stellar systems. Prof. Goodman is associated as a theorist with experimental efforts at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory to study hydrodynamic and MHD instabilities relevant to astrophysics (http://mri.pppl.gov).
Professor of Astrophysical Sciences