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pluto Name: Peter J. Teuben
Title: Associate Research Scientist
Room: CSS 0223
Phone: (301) 405-1540
E-mail: teuben
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Peter Teuben's main interests are in galactic dynamics and hydrodynamics, and in community software development. Using numerical simulations (NEMO), he studies hydrodynamics in barred galaxies, for comparison to mm-wavelength molecular observations from BIMA. The basic models study gas flow in single bars; more recently, simulations with double bars and other refinements are being developed. He has a long-term involvement in development of community software for visualization and analysis of N-body and related simulations (NEMO and Starlab, and Tipsy++). Recently, he has become involved in the international Virtual Observatory (VO) effort, developing the idea of incorporating various types of "theory data" in the VO.

He received his PhD from the University of Groningen in 1986 (title: "Dynamics of Barred Galaxies", advisor: T.S. van Albada) Previously he held research assistantships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the Astronomy Department at the University of Illinois in Urbana.



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