School of Physics, College of Sciences
Faculty Member of Center for Relativistic Astrophysics
Assistant Professor David Ballantyne concentrates on topics in high-energy astrophysics with an emphasis on interpreting existing data and making predictions for future observations. His main interests are: (i) the evolution of galaxies and their central supermassive black holes; (ii) astroparticle physics; (iii) the physics of accretion disks around both black holes and neutron stars. His work often involves comparing computer based models with published data from X-ray, TeV, radio and/or infrared telescopes.