Ben Moore

Moore
Director, CTAC

Research Interests

  • Cosmology: the origin of structure in the universe, from large to small scales.
  • Gravity: the collapse of perturbations, violent relaxation, galactic dynamics
  • Astroparticle physics: nature of dark matter and dark energy
  • Planet formation: the origin of the solar system, exo-planetary systems
  • Complex systems: non-linear dynamics, evolutionary algorithms, measures of chaos
  • Supercomputing: astrophysics simulation codes, parallel visualisation and analysis

Courses:
Introduction to Astrobiology
Astrophotography Practicum

Personal homepage
http://www.astroparticle.net

Interview with Rolf Dobelli from Zürich Minds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bJ6OdYIzW8

Selected Publications

1. “On the origin of elemental abundances in the planets” 2012, Icarus, 221, 859.

2. “LEDA 074886: A Remarkable Rectangular-looking Galaxy” 2012, ApJ, 750, 121.

3. “How common are Earth-Moon planetary systems?” 2011, Icarus, 214, 357.

4. “The formation of disc galaxies in a ΛCDM universe” 2011, MNRAS, 410, 1391.

5. “From planetesimals to terrestrial planets” 2010, Icarus, 207, 517.

6. “Clumps and streams in the dark matter distribution” 2008, Nature, 454, 735.

7. “Globular clusters, satellite galaxies and stellar haloes” 2006, MNRAS, 368, 563.

8. “Dark matter substructure within Galactic haloes” 1999, ApJ, 524, 19.

9. “Galaxy harassment and the evolution of galaxy clusters” 1996, Nature, 379, 613.

10. “Earth-mass dark-matter haloes in the early Universe” 2005, Nature, 433, 389.