Marcelo Alvarez

  • Program Years: 2001-2005
  • Academic Institution: University of Texas
  • Field of Study: Astrophysics
  • Academic Advisor: Paul Shapiro
  • Practicum(s):
    Los Alamos National Laboratory (2002)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Astronomy, University of Texas, 2006
    B.S. Physics, University of Texas, 1999

Current Status

  • Status: Postdoctoral Fellow, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
  • Research Area: Astrophysics


Alvarez, M., Busha, M., Abel, T., & Wechsler, R., "Connecting Reionization to the Local Universe", ApJ Letters, submitted

Alvarez, M., Wise, J., Abel, T., "Accretion onto the First Stellar Mass Black Holes", ApJ Letters, submitted

Alvarez, M., Abel, T., "Quasar HII regions during cosmic reionization", MNRAS, in press

Alvarez, M., Shapiro, P., Ahn, K., & Iliev, I. 2006, "Implications of WMAP Three Year Data for Reionization", ApJ, 644, L101

Alvarez, M., Bromm, V., & Shapiro, P. 2006, "The H II Region of the First Star", ApJ, 639, 621

Alvarez, M., Komatsu, E., Dore, O., & Shapiro, P. 2006, "The Cosmic Reionization History as Revealed by the CMB Doppler--21-cm Correlation", ApJ, 647, 840

Mellema G., Iliev, I., Alvarez, M., & Shapiro, P. 2006, "C2-ray: A new method for photon-conserving transport of ionizing radiation", NewAstronomy, 11, 374

Iliev, I., Ciardi, B., Alvarez, M., et al. 2006, "Cosmological Radiative Transfer Codes Comparison Project I: The Static Density Field Tests", MNRAS submitted,

Marcelo A. Alvarez, Kyungjin Ahn, & Paul R. Shapiro. "Density Profiles of Dark Halos from their Mass Accretion Histories", RevMexAA SC, 18, 4 (2003)

Marcelo A. Alvarez, Paul R. Shapiro, & Hugo Martel. "A Model for the Formation and Evolution of Cosmological Halos", RevMexAA SC, 17, 39 (2003)

Marcelo A. Alvarez, Paul R. Shapiro, & Hugo Martel. "The Evolution of Dark Matter Dominated Cosmological Halos", AIP Conf. Proc., 586, 938 (2001)

Marcelo A. Alvarez, Paul R. Shapiro, & Hugo Martel. "The Effect of Gasdynamics on the Structure of Dark Matter Halos", RevMexAA SC 10, 214 (2000)


Bay Area Center for Computational Astrophysics Fellowship, 2006