Brian W. Mulligan


Supernovae (with an emphasis on Type Ia), computational hydrodynamics, computational radiation hydrodynamics, computational radiative transfer

Thesis: Simulation of compact circumstellar shells around Type Ia supernovae and resulting high velocity features.

ADS Listings


(Not related to xlib )

API and library for astronomy, physics, math, and general purpose computing.

Xlibs on github

Xlibs wiki on github

Supernova analysis toolkit

Tools used for research related simulation and analysis. Requires Xlibs and modified syn++

Supernova Analysis Tools (on github)

modified syn++ (es)

Modified version of syn++ allowing API level access and user-specified optical depth - velocity profile.

modified es (on github)

original es (on github)

es Official User guide

Public Talk Slide Decks

Slide decks of a variety of public (and not so public) talks that I have given.

Slide Decks of public talks (on github)

Astronomy in the News
(Astronomy on Tap ATX)

A monthly segment at Astronomy on Tap ATX that I present with co-host and fellow UT graduate student Sinclaire Manning, documenting important news stories in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics.

AoT ATX #19 (May 2016) - Special Breakthrough Prize for LIGO, Transit of Mercury, others

About Me

I got my start with writing BASIC on a TRS-80 Color Computer 2 in 1985. Since then I have learned a few more languages, and have written professional software for sales and inventory systems, commercial flight simulators, and supernova simulations. I holds a B.S. in physics from the University of Minnesota and am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in astrophysics at the University of Texas at Austin. My hobbies include playing volleyball, backpacking / camping / hiking, brewing beer, and writing video games.