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Bryan Terrazas

Center for Astrophysics


Bryan Terrazas is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Theory and Computation. Prior to arriving at the CfA, Bryan earned his BA at Columbia University and MS/PhD at the University of Michigan. Bryan is broadly interested in galaxy formation, black hole feedback, and the galaxy-baryon cycle. Specifically, he studies the mechanisms behind the suppression of star formation, i.e. quiescence, in galaxies. He is interested in which galaxies become quiescent and when, how quickly this happens, and the physical mechanisms responsible for this transformation. For massive galaxies, black hole-driven feedback is thought to play a critical role in this process. Bryan’s work focuses on using simulations and observations in tandem to build a more rigorous, theory-based interpretation of the black hole feedback physics encoded in observational data.