Marcin Kupilas

Marcin Kupilas

Profile

I am currently an Astrophysics PhD student at the University of Leeds where I also completed my undergraduate and masters degrees in theoretical physics. 

Research interests

Most stars form in environments known as giant molecular clouds (GMC’s). The radiation, winds and supernovae from these stars can expel material out of the GMC meanwhile triggering/inhibiting further star formation. My research involves making use of state of the art codes and HPC facilities at the University of Leeds to perform numerical simulations of GMC formation and the subsequent feedback from massive stars into these environments.

In addition, I am also interested in the scope that computer simulations have in modelling systems outside of classical physics that contain high levels of complexity e.g. collective human behaviour and the emergence of patterns within cities, societies and culture, with particular focus on models with most utility for understanding and addressing problems of sustainable living.

Qualifications

  • MPHYS Theoretical Physics