This is the webpage of the Cosmology and Computing group at Kenyon College. We are an active group who are interested in how computation and Precision Cosmology can help us to understand the most fundamental nature of the Universe around us.

News! Summer 2015 is underway! This summer we antipate an even more productive year with Arty, Eva, Furqan and Zach! (ok...and Maribel)

Check back soon for all sorts of updates.


Arthur Conover (Arty) - Arthur is a Junior at Kenyon College from Oakland, Maine. He is exploring the evolution of structure after the big bang using cosmological perturbation theory using GABE.

Furqan Dar - Furqan Dar, a senior from Pakistan will be researching into New Massive Gravity. His research shall be mainly testing if the Cubic Galileon can be reliably simulated using GABE, a lattice evolution program made in Kenyon. He then plans to move on to higher order galileons.

Eva Nesbit - Eva Nesbit is a senior at Kenyon College. She is researching gravitational wave production via a first-order phase transition at the end of inflation. Additionally, she researches non-canonical interaction terms in the field lagrangian. Over the long term, she hopes to implement General Relativity into GABE.

Zachary Weiner (Zach) - Zach is a senior at Kenyon College working to implement lattice gauge theories in numerical evolutions of non-abelian gauge fields during the inflationary epoch.

John T. Giblin, Jr (Tom) - Tom has been at Kenyon Since 2009 and is currently an Associate Professor of Physics. Tom is interested in how numerical methods can help us learn about fundamental physics. His interests are in Cosmology, Particle Physics and Computation.

Alumni and Collaborators


Ann - Ann joined the group in May, 2014. She has 32 processors and 128 GB of RAM; but she's a CUDAmonster with a brand new Tessla K40 with 2880 Cores!

Eliza - Eliza just joined our group in June 2015. She is a monster with 256 GB of ram and twenty 3 GHz cores.

Jo - Jo has been with the cosmology group since 2009. Although she only has eight 3 Ghz processors, she makes up for it with 196 GB of RAM and 2 TB of 15,000 RPM storage.

Gabrielle - Gabrielle is the largest single-node-computer in central Ohio. Her primary allegiance is to the deparment of physics, but she enjoys Cosmological simulations. With 512 GB of RAM and 64 processors (that's right, 512 GB of shared memory) she can do almost anything.

Holly - Holly joined the cosmology group in 2012, replacing Holly Emeritus--the founding member. She is a MacPro with 64 GB of RAM and 8 real (16 virtual) processors. She is unparalled in her ability to run code, render phots and play '80's hair band music at the same time.

Sabrina - Sabrina is the administrative head of the Cosmological Simulators. She is a MacPro with 12 real-2.66 Ghz cores and 64 GB of RAM. She does what she wants.