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Garett Brown

I'm a graduate student in the Department of Physics at the Univeristy of Toronto.

Garett Brown

I'm a graduate student in the Department of Physics at the Univeristy of Toronto.

Hello!

I'm a computational physicist interested in celestial mechanics and the long-term dynamical evolution of planetary systems. I'm currently a PhD student working under the mentorship of Professor Hanno Rein. I run simulations of planetary systems using REBOUND. I then use other numerical methods to analyze the stability and dynamics of the planetary systems.

This website is part personal portfolio and part personal playground. You're welcome to explore and learn about what I do and what I'm interested in.

I grew up in Northern Alberta, but I've lived in the UK and I did my undergraduate degree in the USA. I try my best to share my passion for physics, astronomy, and computer science with others through outreach and volunteer work. I enjoy playing as a Dungeon Master with my friends, I like to dabble in podcasting, and I love coding in my spare time. And most of all, when there is not a global pandemic, I enjoy travelling around the world with my wife and daughter.

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University of Toronto Campus

Curriculum Vitae

Recent Publications

Education

PhD Physics
 University of Toronto
 2017-Present

Advisor: Hanno Rein

BSc Physics
 Brigham Young University
 2013-2017

Minors: Mathematics, Computer Science

Advisor: Manuel Berrondo
Thesis: Beyond Phase Transitions: an Algorithmic Approach to Flocking Behaviour
Thesis Archive - pdf - GPA: 3.96/4.0 - Magna Cum Laude - 2017,ORCA Grant