professor of physics and astronomy


Bromley works primarily on computational and statistical methods in astrophysics. Specific topics include planet formation, formation and evolution of black holes, galactic dynamics, and the large-scale structure of the universe. The scientific objective of this research is to understand the development of cosmic structure over a wide range of length scales. This type of work is aimed at resolving several outstanding problems in astrophysics, including the origin of black holes with masses that are millions to billions times that of the sun, and the identification of dark matter, an exotic type of material whose presence is known only by its gravitational influence on normal, visible stars and gas. Most of this research involves either large datasets, intensive numerical calculation, or both, hence a component of this work is the development of fast algorithms for parallel supercomputers.
Bromley holds a Ph.D. from Dartmouth College.


Physics, Gravity and Relativity, Astrophysics, Galaxy Formation, Black Holes

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