I am a CIERA postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University, studying physical processes related to galaxy formation. I focus on the physics of gas in dark matter halos, known as the circumgalactic medium (CGM), and on the coupling between active galactic nuclei and gas in their host galaxies, known as quasar feedback. I use a wide range of tools in my work, including analytic derivations from first principles, idealized and cosmological hydrodynamic simulations, and direct inference from observations. At Northwestern I collaborate mainly with the Galaxy Formation group led by Prof. Claude-André Faucher-Giguère.

Previously, I was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow working at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg, Germany, collaborating mainly with the ENIGMA Group led by Joseph Hennawi. I did my Ph.D. at the Technion, Israel Institute for Technology, under the supervision of Prof. Ari Laor.



Email: jonathan.stern@northwestern.edu
Room F-219, Northwestern University Technological Institute
2145 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60208

Quick links:
  • Presentation I gave at UC Santa Cruz Galaxy Workshop 2019
  • Code for cooling flow model of the CGM
  • CGM workshop I chaired in Summer 2018 at Northwestern
  • FIRE cosmological simulations collaboration
  • Approved HST Program (i’m Co-PI) based on predictions of my RPC models

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