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The origin of Gaia’s Black Hole-star binaries

May 27, 2024

Last year, Ugo Di Carlo (former postdoc in our group, now an assistant professor at SISSA in Italy), wrote a paper arguing that the detached black hole-star binaries, like the first two identified in data provided by the Gaia mission, … Read more

Couple of awards to PI Rodriguez

May 27, 2024

Carl Rodriguez (PI of the group) has been awarded both the 2024 Helen B. Warner Prize from the American Astronomical Society (AAS), as well as the 2023 Vera Rubin Early Career Prize from the Division of Dynamical Astronomy of the … Read more

New Paper on Runaway and Hypervelocity Stars

March 2, 2023

Congratulations to Tomás Cabrera on the submission of his first paper as a graduate student (and the first student-lead paper submitted from our group)! Here, Tomás explored the interactions between compact objects (black holes, white dwarfs, and neutron stars) and … Read more

2022 Packard Fellowship to Rodriguez Group

March 2, 2023

We’re absolutely thrilled to be one of 20 people awarded a Packard Fellowship in the year 2022! These transformational, $875k grants from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, can be instrumental in establishing a new research group, and will hopefully … Read more

Great Balls of FIRE

July 13, 2022

The second in our Great Balls of FIRE series, where we (me, Mike Grudić, Zach Hafen, and Astrid Lamberts study the formation and evolution of globular clusters in a realistic MHD galaxy simulation. This is the second paper in a … Read more

Couple of early 2022 Awards to our Group

April 4, 2022

Thrilled to announce that Tomás Cabrera, a second year in our group, received an honorable mention for the 2022 GRFP! PI Carl Rodriguez also received a Sloan fellowship for 2022.

The Cluster Monte Carlo (CMC) Code

January 12, 2022

After several years of work that started before I was an assistant prof, we have the first public release of the Cluster Monte Carlo code, CMC. The paper is available here while the code itself is available here. CMC is … Read more