Sergio Martin Alvarez

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Sergio Martin Alvarez

DPhil student

I'm a DPhil student in Computational Astrophysics supervised by Julien Devriendt and Adrianne Slyz. I investigate magnetism in the Universe, funded by a Hintze Scholarship awarded by the Oxford Centre for Astrophysical Surveys.

My current research focuses on answering the several unexplored open questions regarding the formation, structure and evolution of magnetic fields in cosmological magnetohydrodynamical simulations of galaxies. These are generated with the AMR code RAMSES. Our simulations feature a combination of a fully cosmological environment and large scale modelling with extremely high resolution zooms that resolve all the dynamical turbulent and magnetic ranges. On top of this, all the physical sub-grid processes that are relevant for the evolution of these galaxies, are accounted for by our ground-breaking thermo-turbulent star formation and mechanical feedback prescriptions.

I'm also one of the grad. students outreach reps. for the academic year 2016-2017.

I am a junior demonstrator in the 3rd year Physics undergrad Astrophysics laboratory, and a tutor in the C1 Astrophysics module (more here).