@AstroCanada for the week of November 25 - Rob Thacker
Dr. Rob Thacker is a Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in the department of Astronomy and Physics at Saint Mary's University. Before coming to SMU, he was an adjunct professor at Queen's University where he also held a CITA National Fellowship. During his time at Queen's he worked with Professors Larry Widrow and Stephane Courteau. Before Queen's, Rob was a post-doc at McMaster University (with Hugh Couchman), and at UC Berkeley where he worked with Marc Davis. Rob also has links with the Virgo, Hydra and Seattle Consortia. His work is focused primarily on using simulations to aid our understanding of the structure formation process.