July 22, 2020
Congratulations to Philip Mansfield for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on "Why Do Dark Matter Halos Die Together? An Intergalactic Murder Mystery".
Philip has received a position of a KIPAC fellow at Stanford University.
"Phil Mansfield's thesis research focused on understanding of properties and clustering of dark matter halos forming in the Cold Dark Matter scenario. In particular, during this thesis work Phil has made significant contributions to our knowledge about reliability of measurements of properties of dark matter halos in cosmological N-body simulations and our understanding of the physical origins of the assembly bias of dark matter halos. Phil has also made exemplary efforts in education, outreach, and mentoring high-school and undergraduate students."
- Andrey Kravtsov, Ph.D. advisor