Mark Ugalino (he/him/his)

Computational astrophysics, large-scale computing, open-source science


Welcome to my page! I am a Filipino astrophysicist in the Astronomy PhD program at the University of Maryland College Park. I work with Professor Benedikt Diemer on large-scale magnetohydrodynamic simulations of galaxy formation. I previously worked with Professor Robert Fisher on large-scale simulations of type Ia supernovae at UMass Dartmouth, and Professor Ian Vega on theoretical astrophysics at the University of the Philippines Diliman. 

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