My bachelor’s degree is from the University of Toronto where I did a specialist in physics and a second specialist in astrophysics. I completed my master’s degree at McMaster University. There I worked with Hugh Couchman and Greg Stinson on dwarf galaxies in cosmological simulations using the Gasoline SPH code, namely the missing satellites problem.

Currently I’m working on my doctorate at the Institute for Computational Science in the University of Zürich. With Romain Teyssier and Joakim Rosdahl I am modelling the molecular hydrogen chemistry for large-scale simulations with the Ramses AMR code.

Curriculum Vitae

Publications and Proceedings

Nickerson, Sarah; Teyssier, Romain; Rosdahl, Joakim, A simple model for molecular hydrogen chemistry coupled to radiation hydrodynamics, 2018, eprint arXiv:1802.00445, under submission to MNRAS ADS arXiv

Butler, Michael J.; Tan, Jonathan C.; Teyssier, Romain; Rosdahl, Joakim; Van Loo, Sven; Nickerson, Sarah, Kiloparsec-scale Simulations of Star Formation in Disk Galaxies. IV. Regulation of Galactic Star Formation Rates by Stellar Feedback, 2017, ApJ, 841, 82B ADS arXiv

Kim, Ji-hoon; Agertz, Oscar; Teyssier, Romain; Butler, Michael J.; Ceverino, Daniel; Choi, Jun-Hwan; Feldmann, Robert; Keller, Ben W.; Lupi, Alessandro; Quinn, Thomas; Revaz, Yves; Wallace, Spencer; Gnedin, Nickolay Y.; Leitner, Samuel N.; Shen, Sijing; Smith, Britton D.; Thompson, Robert; Turk, Matthew J.; Abel, Tom; Arraki, Kenza S.; Benincasa, Samantha M.; Chakrabarti, Sukanya; DeGraf, Colin; Dekel, Avishai; Goldbaum, Nathan J.; Hopkins, Philip F.; Hummels, Cameron B.; Klypin, Anatoly; Li, Hui; Madau, Piero; Mandelker, Nir; Mayer, Lucio; Nagamine, Kentaro; Nickerson, Sarah; O'Shea, Brian W.; Primack, Joel R.; Roca-Fàbrega, Santi; Semenov, Vadim; Shimizu, Ikkoh; Simpson, Christine M.; Todoroki, Keita; Wadsley, James W.; Wise, John H., The AGORA High-resolution Galaxy Simulations Comparison Project. II. Isolated Disk Test, 2016, ApJ, 833, 202 ADS arxiv

Nickerson, S.; Stinson, G.; Couchman, H. M. P.; Bailin, J.; Wadsley, J., The luminosity function of diverse satellite galaxy systems, 2013, MNRAS, 429, 452 ADS arXiv

Nickerson, S.; Stinson, G.; Couchman, H. M. P.; Bailin, J.; Wadsley, J., Dark Satellites: How They Lost Their Baryons, 2012, ASP, 453, 305 ADS

Nickerson, S.; Stinson, G.; Couchman, H. M. P.; Bailin, J.; Wadsley, J., Mechanisms of baryon loss for dark satellites in cosmological smoothed particle hydrodynamics simulations, 2011, MNRAS, 415, 257 ADS arXiv

Stinson, G. S.; Bailin, J.; Couchman, H.; Wadsley, J.; Shen, S.; Nickerson, S.; Brook, C.; Quinn, T., Cosmological galaxy formation simulations using smoothed particle hydrodynamics, 2010, MNRAS, 408, 812 ADS arXiv

Dubinski, John; Gauthier, Jean-Rene; Widrow, Larry; Nickerson, Sarah, Spiral and bar instabilities provoked by dark matter satellites, 2008, ASPC, 396, 321 ADS arXiv