Hi, and welcome to my website! My name is Elaad Applebaum, and I am a PhD candidate in astrophysics at Rutgers, advised by Dr. Alyson Brooks. Feel free to read about the science I do using the links above, as well as a bit about my interests. If you have any questions, comments, or just want to say hello, feel free to contact me.
About the Simulations
These simulations involve forming and evolving realistic galaxies in large volumes. I use N-Body+SPH simulations, meaning the equations governing gravity and fluid dynamics are solved simultaneously. To learn more about the code or to use it in your own work, click the Learn More button.
Dwarf galaxies are both the smallest and the most abundant galaxies, and are some of the best tests of our astrophysical and cosmological theories. My current interest lies in tying our simulated dwarf galaxies to current and future observations of the nearby Universe and beyond. In particular, I am interested in ultra-faint dwarf galaxies, which are galaxies with as few as several hundred or thousand stars.
Since simulation resolution is limited by computational resources, analytic prescriptions for star formation must be included. One of my interests is in building realistic, physically motivated star formation and feedback schemes. See recent work on stellar sampling methods, for example.
- Physics 124H: Analytical Physics IB Honors (Rutgers, Course Assistant)
- Physics 123H: Analytical Physics IA Honors (Rutgers)
- Physics 343: Observational Radio Astronomy (Rutgers)
- Physics 227: Analytical Physics IIA, Electricity and Magnetism (Rutgers)
- Physics 211: Introduction to Classical Mechanics (UIUC)
- Physics 100: Thinking About Physics (UIUC)
Previous courses I have taught include:
For a PDF version of my CV, click here. My publications are listed below.
- (4) Roll of the Dice: A Stochastically Sampled IMF Alters the Stellar Content of Simulated Dwarf Galaxies. Applebaum, E., Brooks, A.M., Quinn, T.R., Christensen, C.R., 2018, MNRAS submitted, arXiv:1811.00022
- (3) Dancing in the Dark: Satellites of dwarf galaxies as probes of the first star formation. Munshi, F., Brooks, A.M., Christensen, C., Applebaum, E., Holley-Bockelmann, K., Quinn, T.R., Wadsley, J., 2018, ApJ submitted, arXiv:1810.12417
- (2) Going, going, gone dark: Quantifying the scatter in the faintest dwarf galaxies. Munshi, F., Brooks, A.M., Applebaum, E., Weisz, D.R., Governato, F., Quinn, T.R., 2017, ArXiv e-prints, arXiv:1705.06286
- (1) Subtleties in the BaBar Measurement of Time-Reversal Violation. Applebaum, E., Efrati, A., Grossman, Y., Nir, Y., Soreq, Y., 2014, PhRvD, 89, 7, arXiv: 1312.4164