Research – Potential Projects

Below I have listed several ideas for potential student projects. The projects vary in length; some may be suitable for single-semester studies while others may be more conducive to graduate student projects. Many can be “resized” to fit other categories. I have broadly organized the projects into observational and theoretical / numerical projects, since people often prefer to work in one or the other category.


For many of those projects I already have the data needed to complete the projects, while others may require acquisition of new data.

Numerical / Theoretical

Below are projects involving numerical studies using N-body and hydrodynamic simulations; some may benefit from analytic approaches. Almost universally, these projects will involve generating and running new simulations.