George Lake

George Lake

2005-present: Professor of Theoretical Physics, Head, Computational Science Program

Some Recent Professional Service

  • Executive Committee, Roadmap (Strategic Plan) for Astronomy in Switzerland 2007-2016
  • Project Scientist, NASA High Performance Computing & Communications Earth and Space Science Project, 1997–2002
  • Member of Working  Group 1992-2002
  • NASA HQ Information Systems and Operations Management Working Group, 1997–2002
  • Setting Priorities for Neuroscience, NIH Working Group, 2002.
  • ISB Lead for Strategic Alliances with ARSC, UAF & IBM, 2001–2003
  • Consultant, Center for Excellence in Space Data  Information Systems (CESDIS), 1996–2000
  • Co-PI, Intel Technology 2000 Initiative at UW, 1998– 2001

Five Publications

  1. “Detectability of gamma-rays from clumps of dark matter?”, Nature, 346, 39, 1990.
  2. “The Formation of a Realistic Disk Galaxy in Lambda Dominated Cosmologies” with F. Governato, L. Mayer, J. Wadsley, J. P. Gardner,  B. Willman, E Hayashi, T. Quinn and J. Stadel, Astrophysical Journal, 607, 688, 2004.
  3. “Little Dwarf Galaxies survive within Bigger Dwarfs: Why Some Dwarfs Go Dark and Others Stay Luminous” with E. D’Onghia, Astrophysical Journal (Letters), 686, L61, 2008.
  4. “Thin, thick and dark discs in ΛCDM”, with J.I. Read, O. Agertz and V. P. Debattista, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 389, 1041, 2008.
  5. “Detecting the Milky Way’s Dark Disk”, with T Bruch, J. Read and L. Baudis, Astrophysical Journal, 696, 920, 2009

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