Brian W. O'Shea

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I am a professor at Michigan State University, with a joint appointment in The Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering, the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. I am a member of the Center for Hierarchical and Robust Modeling of Non-Equilibrium Transport, the Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering, and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics. I am also the Director of MSU's Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research.

I am a computational and theoretical astrophysicist, and my research involves numerical simulations and analytical modeling of cosmological structure formation, galaxy clusters, high-redshift galaxies, Milky Way-type galaxies, plasma turbulence, and terrestrial plasma physics (including the potential uses of machine learning in the modeling of plasma systems). In addition, my research interests have extended into computational science education research as part of the MSU Computational Education Research Lab.

If you are a current or prospective Michigan State University undergraduate or graduate student that is interested in working with me, please take a look at my research interests page and my Join the group! page, and if you're still interested please contact me to set up a time to chat about your interests. If you are a current or former student that would like a recommendation letter, please look at my recommendation letter page.

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