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.

I recently finished my doctorate at the Institute for Computational Science in the University of Zürich. With Romain Teyssier and Joakim Rosdahl I implemented a non-equilibrium model of molecular hydrogen chemistry for large-scale simulations with the Ramses AMR code.

Curriculum Vitae

Publications and Proceedings

Nickerson, Sarah; Teyssier, Romain; Rosdahl, Joakim, The complete census of molecular hydrogen in a simulated disc galaxy, 2018, eprint arXiv:1809.01657, under submission to MNRAS ADS arXiv

Nickerson, Sarah; Teyssier, Romain; Rosdahl, Joakim, A simple model for molecular hydrogen chemistry coupled to radiation hydrodynamics, 2018, MNRAS, 479, 3206 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