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Claude-André Faucher-Giguère, Ph.D.
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy
Areas of Focus
- Theoretical astrophysics
- Galaxy formation and evolution
- Understanding the multi-scale physical processes that govern galaxy formation in the cosmological context:
- The origin of the structure of the universe
- The nature of dark matter and dark energy
- How stars and black holes form
- Galactic dynamics
- Connections with the intergalactic medium
After completing a Miller Research Fellowship at UC Berkeley and a NASA Einstein Fellowship, Dr. Faucher-Giguère joined the physics & astronomy faculty at Northwestern, where he is currently an associate professor. He received a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award from the NSF in 2017, a Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement in 2018, and he was named a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in Space Science in 2019. This distinction recognizes researchers who have produced multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations. Only 0.1% of the world’s researchers, across 21 research fields, have earned this distinction.