We are proud and thrilled to have recruited Daniel Angles-Alcazar to join our group as a CIERA Postdoctoral Fellow in fall 2014!
Daniel is currently finishing his Ph.D in Physics from the University of Arizona. Daniel is an expert on cosmological simulations and has pioneered the implementation more physical models of black hole accretion in such simulations. In particular, Daniel has shown that when a physically realistic gravitational torque-driven black hole accretion model is adopted, the main black hole scaling relations can be explained without the need for a feedback loop that stops black hole accretion. In the future, Daniel plans to extend his studies to include self-consistent black hole feedback and to lead cosmological studies of black hole growth with a realistic ISM and stellar feedback as part of the FIRE project.