Marcus DuPont

About Me

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Third Year Physics PhD Student

Resarch Interests

My main area of study is astrophysical transients. More specifically, I explore gas dynamics of cataclysmic explosions such as supernovae (SNe), gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), X-ray flashes (XRFs), and Fast Blue Optical Transients (FBOTs). I study these by means of a two-dimensional special relativistic hydro code entitled SIMBI that I wrote to compile on CPUs as well as NVidia and AMD GPUs. I want to use this code to intensively study the conditions predating stellar death which involve components like strong shock waves, ultra-relativistic speeds, and magnetic fields. Ultimately, I am interested in proposing self-consistent models that constrain the main ingredients to these catastrophic events.

Educations + Positions

2019 — Present
2016 — 2019
2022
2019
2018
2017
PhD., Physics, New York University
B.S.,Physics and Astrophysics, Florida State University
Graduate Fellow, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Research Fellow, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian
Research Fellow, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian
Research Fellow, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian

Pretty Simulation

Contact Me

md4469[at]nyu[dot]edu