Shahram Talei graduated this summer with a PhD in astronomy! During his studies he developed the hydrodynamic code CoSANG (Coupling Semi-Analytic and N-body Galaxies). This program uses a combination of N-body simulations to model dark matter and semi-analytic models to describe baryonic matter. This makes the things much simpler computationally, as hydrodynamics are what take the most time to simulate. Dr. Talei says creating new models to solve problems and seeing how they can be used by other scientists is one of his favorite parts of his job.
Dr. Talei is Intel AI/ML certified and a NatGeo certified educator. In August he will be joining the faculty at Georgia College with a teaching position. If you see Shahram around campus be sure to tell the new doctor congratulations!