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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, such as a frequency modified Fourier transform (FMFT), to analyze the stability and dynamics of the planetary systems.

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.

Portrait of Garett
University of Toronto Campus

Curriculum Vitae

Education

PhD Physics
  University of Toronto
  2017-Present

Advisor: Hanno Rein

  • GPA: 3.93/4.0
  • 2017, Admissions Award Receipient
  • 2019, E.F. Burton Fellowship Receipient
  • 2019, Dr John Romanko Graduate Fellowship Recipient
  • 2020, Compute Canada Resources for Research Groups (RRG) - 60 core years
  • 2020-2021, Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
  • 2021-2024, NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships – Doctoral program (NSERC - PGS D)

BSc Physics
  Brigham Young University
  2013-2017

Minors: Mathematics, Computer Science

Advisor: Manuel Berrondo

Pembroke-King's Programme
  University of Cambridge
  2016

Advisor: Priscilla Canizares

  • First Class Honours
  • Member of the Permbroke Circle
  • Research in gravitational wave estimation; courses in mathematics and international politics

Recent Publications

Experience

  • Research Assistant
      2018-Present, University of Toronto
      2014-2017, Brigham Young University
     
  • Teaching Assistant
      2017-Present, University of Toronto
      2013-2017, Brigham Young University
     
  • Lab Technician
      2014-2017, Brigham Young Univeristy