Alfred Whitehead

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

First and foremost, I'm a geek. My two passions are computing and astronomy. I work professionally at a high-end web agency solving complex problems for a variety of clients. I'm also working on my PhD dissertation in high-performance astrophysical simulations.

Some recent work includes:

"Simulating Star Clusters with the AMUSE Software Framework: I. Dependence of Cluster Lifetimes on Model Assumptions and Cluster Dissolution Modes", ApJ, 778, 118, 2013.

"Simulations of Dense Stellar Systems with the AMUSE Software Toolkit", Invited talk; to appear in the Proceedings of "Advances in Computational Astrophysics: methods, tools and outcomes," Cefalu (Sicily, Italy), June 13-17, 2011.

"The Effect on Cluster Evolution of Stellar Evolution Model Choice using AMUSE", Poster, AAS Boston 2011, with Stephen L.W. McMillan, Enrico Vesperini and Simon Portegies Zwart.

"Simulating Star Clusters with AMUSE", Poster, MODEST-10 Beijing 2010, with Stephen L.W. McMillan, Enrico Vesperini and Simon Portegies Zwart.