[Nugent with the NERSC IBM SP]

Peter Nugent

Division Deputy for Scientific Engagement
Group Leader for the Computational Cosmology Center
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.

  • N-body + hydro with the Nyx code for Lyman-alpha forest BAO studies.

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

  • I am a former member of the SN Factory and 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: +1 (510) 486-6942

Fax: +1 (510) 486-4300

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

Last modified: 2014-September-4, by Peter Nugent