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Sean Matt

Sean Matt

Sean Matt



Office: NH 125




B.S. University of Arizona (1996)

M.S. University of Washington (1998)

Ph.D. University of Washington (2002)


I seek to understand how stellar activity (rotation, mass loss, accretion, magnetic fields) influences the formation, structure, evolution, and environments of stars.  My research is primarily theoretical and computational stellar astrophysics, in the areas of star formation (especially star-disk interaction), stellar angular momentum and spin evolution, stellar winds, accretion, convection, magnetic field generation, and the formation of jets and nebulae. I have expertise in magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), employing both analytic and computational (numerical simulation) techniques, developing and using a variety of numerical codes.