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 National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory. I am a member of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics and the Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering. 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, plasma turbulence, galaxy clusters, high-redshift galaxies, and Milky Way-type galaxies. In addition, my research interests have extended into computational science education research.

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student that is interested in working with me, please take a look at at my research interests and then feel free to contact me! If you are a current or former student that would like a recommendation letter, please look at my recommendation letter page.

CMSE office: 1508F Engineering Building
Physics Office: 3258 Biomedical Physical Sciences
Email: oshea@msu.edu