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.

Check back soon for all sorts of updates.


Adam Blum - Adam is a junior Physics major from Delaware County Pennsylvania. He is studying oscillon production in cosmology models using general purpose GPU computation with Cuda C++.

Eve Currens - Eve Currens is a physics major.

Christine Kessens - Christine Kessens is a physics major from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Amanda Miller - Amanda is a junior physics major from Columbus, Ohio. Currently, she is studying a potential dark matter candidate with a version of GABE which uses the equation of motion from a Dirac-Born-Infeld (DBI)- like model.

Reid Pfaltzgraff-Carlson - Reid is a sophomore physics major from Cincinnati, Ohio. He is using a version of GABE that incorporates gravitational wave physics to study the nature of radiation in the early universe. He is also studying the mathematics of general relativity to create a radiation fluid model in a curved spacetime.

Wyatt Phillips - Wyatt Phillips is a physics major from Tennessee.

Sophie Schmitz - Sophie Schmitz is a physics major from Madison, Wisconsin. She is using a version of GABE with a Dirac-Born-Infeld -like model to investigate a dark matter candidate.

Isaac Tjandra - Isaac is a sophomore physics major from Vancouver, British Columbia. He is studying oscillon and dark matter formation from a self-decaying inflaton field and black holes in numerical relativity.

John T. Giblin, Jr (Tom) - Tom has been at Kenyon Since 2009 and is currently a 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.