[Nugent with the NERSC IBM SP]

Peter Nugent

Senior Staff Scientist / Group Leader

Computational Cosmology Center
Mathematics & Computational Science
Computational Research Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Research Interests
  • The discovery and observation of supernovae of all types with the goal of understanding the physics of their explosions, their progenitor systems and nucleosynthesis products.

  • Spectrum Synthesis of supernovae

    • 1-dimensional, non-LTE spectrum synthesis of supernovae using PHOENIX
    • 3-dimensional, LTE spectrum synthesis of supernovae using SEDONA developed by my former graduate student Dan Kasen.
  • Cosmology, specifically anything involving supernovae (Ia's, IIP's, etc.) to measure the cosmological parameters.

  • Computational Astrophysics - I'm always looking for better and faster ways to solve an interesting problem.

  • I am a member of the SciDAC Computational Astrophysics Consortium, the SNAP Collaboration GOSH , the SN Factory and, most recently, the Palomar Transient Factory

    I am a former member of the Supernova Cosmology Project.


Links to, and for the more recent/interesting ones, text of scientific publications including my thesis.

Contacting Peter Nugent

US. Post address:

Peter Nugent
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
MS 50B-4206
Computational Cosmology Center
1 Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, CA, 94720-8139

Phone: (510) 486-6942

Fax: (510) 486-5812

E-mail: lastname (at) lbl (dot) gov

Last modified: 2005-October-20, by Peter Nugent...and stolen from Rob Knop