Frank van den Bosch
Dynamical Friction, Galaxy Assembly Bias and Galactic Conformity, Precision Cosmology with Galaxies, Statistics of Dark Matter Substructure, Coming of Age in the Dark Sector, Constraining Halo Mass with Satellite Kinematics
I am a Professor of Astronomy at Yale University. My research focusses on various aspects of cosmology, large scale structure, galaxy formation and dynamics. Among others, I study the Galaxy-Dark Matter Connection using Halo Occupation Statistics, study the structure and assembly of dark matter haloes, model the formation and evolution of disk galaxies, constrain cosmological parameters using galaxies as mass tracers, use galaxy groups to study galaxy quenching, and use constrained simulations to model the local Universe. I also use N-body simulations and analytical methods to study dark matter substructure, dynamical friction, impulsive heating and fuzzy dark matter. I have written over 200 papers in refereed journals (of which 35 as first author) and am also the author of the textbook Galaxy Formation and Evolution published by Cambridge University Press.