Alejo Stark

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Graduate Student

University of Michigan Department of Astronomy
1085 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Office Location(s): 406 West Hall
Phone: 734.615.6139
alejo@umich.edu

  • About

    Rackham Merit Fellowship | BS & AB, Brown University | Advisor: Chris Miller

    Gravity

    Alejo Stark uses cosmological simulations to set constraints on modifications to general relativity that offer, tentatively, an alternative explanation to the late-time acceleration of the universe. More specifically, Stark is studying the ways in which modified gravity models, such as f(R) gravity, affect the dynamics – and thus the gravitational potential – of galaxy clusters in cosmological simulations. He hopes to be able to determine whether this modest modification to galaxy cluster gravitational potentials as predicted by f(R) gravity is detectable by both current and future observational probes.

    Related Interests            

    Dark energy, gravitation, galaxy clusters.