MIT Kavli Institute Directory

David Barnes

Postdoctoral Associate, Physics Postdoctoral Scholar

I studied Physics at the University of Warwick before completing my PhD at the University College London. In 2014 I joined the University of Manchester as a postdoc before moving to MKI in July 2017.


 

Research interests: 

My main research interests include:

  • Galaxy cluster formation
  • The impact of baryonic cluster astrophysics on observable properties
  • The systematics of using clusters to probe cosmology
  • Developing sophisticated post-processing mock observable software

Currently, my primary research is focused on understanding the formation and destruction of cool-core galaxy clusters in the largest volume of the IllutrisTNG simulations. Understanding the evolution of cool-core systems provides a wealth of information on how the baryonic processes, such as AGN feedback, influence galaxy clusters and their observable properties.

Contact Information

t: 617-324-1517
e: djbarnes@MIT.EDU