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Dr. Paul Duffell joins the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University welcomes Dr. Paul Duffell.  Duffell is a new faculty member for the Spring 2021 semester and is teaching PHYS/ASTR 562 — High Energy Astrophysics.

“My primary field of research is in computational fluid dynamics, with applications spanning a wide range of topics in astrophysics,” says Duffell.  “I have worked on planet formation, supernovae, gamma ray bursts, black hole binaries and neutron star mergers.  I am also generally interested in fluid instabilities.”

When Duffell isn’t busying himself with astrophysics and computational fluid dynamics, he enjoys baking and creating stained glass windows.

Duffell received his BS in Physics from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2001, then received his PhD in Physics from New York University in 2014.  Between undergraduate and graduate school, Duffell took time off and worked a wide range of jobs, including a record store, a coffee shop, and a pizza place.  After his PhD, he pursued a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UC Berkeley from 2014-2018 and then a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Harvard Center for Astrophysics from 2018-2020.

Last Updated: Jan 21, 2021 2:54 PM

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