Prof. Claude-André Faucher-Giguère has broad interests in theoretical astrophysics and cosmology, with particular emphasis on galaxy formation and evolution. Faucher-Giguère's research focuses on understanding the multi-scale physical processes that govern galaxy formation in the cosmological context, including star formation, galaxy-black hole co-evolution, galactic dynamics, and connections with the intergalactic medium and cosmology. He uses a multi-pronged approach including: large-scale numerical simulations, analytic modeling, and comparisons with observational data.
Prof. Faucher-Giguère holds a courtesy appointment at Argonne National Laboratory, where he collaborates with the Cosmological Physics and Advanced Computing group.
Awards and Honors
- Scialog Fellow, 2019
- Cottrell Scholar Award, 2018
- NSF CAREER, 2017
- NASA Einstein Fellow, 2013-2014
- Miller Research Fellow, 2010-2013
- Eric R. Keto Prize in Theoretical Astrophysics, 2010
Stern, J., Faucher-Giguère, C.-A., Hennawi, J. F., Hafen, Z. H., Johnson, S. D., & Fielding, D. 2018, "Does circumgalactic OVI trace low-pressure gas beyond the accretion shock? Clues from HI and low-ion absorption, line kinematics, and dust extinction," ApJ, 865, 91.
Anglés-Alcázar, D., Faucher-Giguère, C.-A., Quataert, E., Hopkins, P. F., Feldmann, R., Torrey, P., Wetzel, A., & Keres, D. 2017, "Black Holes on FIRE: Stellar Feedback Limits Early Feeding of Galactic Nuclei,'' MNRAS Letters, 472, L109.
Faucher-Giguère, C.-A., Hopkins, P. F., Keres, D., Muratov, A., Quataert, E., & Murray, N. 2015, "Neutral Hydrogen in Galaxy Halos at the Peak of the Cosmic Star Formation History,'' MNRAS, 449, 987.
Faucher-Giguère, C.-A., Quataert, E., & Hopkins, P. F. 2013, “Feedback-Regulated Star Formation in Molecular Clouds and Galactic Discs,” MNRAS, 433, 1970.
Faucher-Giguère, C.-A. & Quataert, E. 2012, “The Physics of Galactic Winds Driven by Active Galactic Nuclei,” MNRAS, 425, 605.