University of Waterloo
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Andrey Kravtsov is a Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago and a member of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics since 2001.
His research interests span from studies of formation of the smallest dwarf galaxies to the most massive galaxy clusters and he uses numerical simulations and analytical models to study formation of these systems.
His recent research focuses on development of realistic models of dwarf galaxy formation, investigations of physical drivers of star formation and feedback in galaxies and the origin
of their low star formation efficiency, and dynamical origin and observable signatures of caustics in dark matter and shocks in gas in the outskirts of galaxy clusters.
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