Hy Trac-Dept of Physics - Carnegie Mellon University

Hy Trac

Associate Professor, Physics

Office: Wean Hall 8307
Phone: 412-268-8351
Fax: 412-681-0648


Ph.D., University of Toronto


I am a theoretical and computational cosmologist whose scientific interests include cosmic evolution and structure formation. My work is generally centered on the development and application of numerical simulations to model and interpret the observable Universe. In cosmology, I am especially interested in complex problems involving the gas, stars, galaxies, quasars, and clusters of galaxies that provide information about the underlying dark matter and dark energy. In astrophysics, I would particularly like to work on star and planet formation and the development of planetary atmospheres. I also collaborate with machine learning experts and statisticians to apply modern approaches to improve multi-wavelength data analysis and numerical simulations. I am a member of the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT), Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), and Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) collaborations.

Selected Publications