Mark Vogelsberger is distinguished for his pioneering simulations of the early universe. He has been the main architect of the Illustris simulation, one of the most detailed galaxy formation simulations to date containing more than 40,000 galaxies whose properties closely match observational data.
Dr. Vogelsberger received his Ph.D from the University of Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in 2010.. In 2009 he won the Rudolf Kippenhahn Prize for his thesis work. He was an ITC postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics from 2009-2012, and a Hubble fellow from 2012-2013. In 2014, Dr. Vogelsberger joined the MIT physics faculty as Assistant Professor. In 2016 he won an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in Physics. Professor Vogelsberger was promoted to Associate Professor in 2018.