Samuel Skillman

  • Program Years: 2009-2013
  • Academic Institution: University of Colorado
  • Field of Study: Astrophysics
  • Academic Advisor: Jack Burns
  • Practicum(s):
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2011)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Astrophysics, University of Colorado, 2013
    B.S. Physics, Harvey Mudd College, 2007

Current Status

  • Status: Computational Scientist at Descartes Labs
  • Research Area: Astrophysics
  • Publications

    Skillman, Samuel W.; Xu, Hao; Hallman, Eric J.; O’Shea, Brian W.; Burns, Jack O.; Li, Hui; Collins, David C.; Norman, Michael L. Cosmological Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations of Galaxy Cluster Radio Relics: Insights and Warnings for Observations. 2013. ApJ. 765. 21.

    Skory, Stephen; Hallman, Eric; Burns, Jack O.; Skillman, Samuel W.; O’Shea, Brian W.; Smith, Britton D. On the Road to More Realistic Galaxy Cluster Simulations: The Effects of Radiative Cooling and Thermal Feedback Prescriptions on the Observational Properties of Simulated Galaxy Clusters. 2013. ApJ. 763. 38.

    Skillman, Samuel W.; Hallman, Eric J.; O’Shea, Brian W.; Burns, Jack O.; Smith, Britton D.; Turk, Matthew J. Galaxy Cluster Radio Relics in Adaptive Mesh Refinement Cosmological Simulations: Relic Properties and Scaling Relationships. 2011. ApJ. 735. 96.

    Turk, Matthew J.; Smith, Britton D.; Oishi, Jeffrey S.; Skory, Stephen; Skillman, Samuel W.; Abel, Tom; Norman, Michael L. yt: A Multi-code Analysis Toolkit for Astrophysical Simulation Data. 2011. ApJS. 192. 9.

    Hallman, Eric J.; Skillman, Samuel W.; Jeltema, Tesla E.; Smith, Britton D.; O’Shea, Brian W.; Burns, Jack O.; Norman, Michael L. The Properties of X-ray Cold Fronts in a Statistical Sample of Simulated Galaxy Clusters. 2010. ApJ, 725. 1053

    Burns & Skillman. Cosmological numerical simulations of radio relics in galaxy clusters: Insights for future observations. MmSAI..82..615B 2011, 82, 615 “Non-thermal phenomena in colliding galaxy clusters” (Nice, France, Nov 2010).

    Burns, Jack O.; Skillman, Samuel W.; O’Shea, Brian W. Galaxy Clusters at the Edge: Temperature, Entropy, and Gas Dynamics Near the Virial Radius. 2010. ApJ. 721. 1105.

    Trenti, Michele; Smith, Britton D.; Hallman, Eric J.; Skillman, Samuel W.; Shull, J. Michael. How Well do Cosmological Simulations Reproduce Individual Halo Properties? 2010. ApJ. 711. 1198

    Skillman, S. W., O’Shea, B. W., Hallman, E. J., Burns, J. O., & Norman, M. L. Cosmological Shocks in Adaptive Mesh Refinement Simulations and the Acceleration of Cosmic Rays. 2008. ApJ. 689. 1063

    Skillman, S. W., O’Shea, B. W., Hallman, E. J., Burns, J. O., & Norman, M. L. Shock-Accelerated Cosmic Rays in AMR Cosmological Simulations. To appear in the Course on the “Astrophysics of Galaxy Clusters” of the International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi” (Varenna, July 2008) proceedings.

    Skillman, S., O’Shea, B. W., Hallman, E. J., Burns, J. O., & Norman, M. L. Shock-Generated Cosmic Rays within 3D AMR Cosmological Simulations. 211th Meeting of the AAS. January 7-11. Poster.

    Talks with no proceedings:
    “Shock-Accelerated Cosmic Rays in AMR Cosmological Simulations” (Talk) Skillman, Samuel W; O’Shea, Brian W.; Hallman, Eric J.; Burns, Jack O.; Norman, Michael L., Santa Fe Cosmology Workshop 2008, June 30th, 2008.

    “Shock-Accelerated Cosmic Rays in AMR Cosmological Simulations” (Talk) Skillman, Samuel W; O’Shea, Brian W.; Hallman, Eric J.; Burns, Jack O.; Norman, Michael L., The Dark Universe Group Meeting, Los Alamos National Laboratory, June 26th, 2008.

    “Shock-Generated Cosmic Rays in AMR Hydro/N-body Cosmological Simulations.” (Talk) Skillman, Samuel W; O’Shea, Brian W.; Hallman, Eric J.; Burns, Jack O.; Norman, Michael L., JILA Astrophysics Lunch Seminar, April 25th, 2008.

    Awards

    Harvey Mudd College Departmental Honors in Physics 2007
    Harvey Mudd College Graduation with Distinction 2007
    Harvey Mudd College Dean’s List, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
    Chosen to attend 2008 Enrico Fermi Summer School on the “Astrophysics of Galaxy Clusters”