Joseph Barranco

Associate Professor and Chair of Physics and Astronomy
Area of expertise: 

The formation of stars and planets

Vortex dynamics in the dust around new stars

Joseph Barranco is a theoretical physicist who uses 3D simulations to study how the spinning gas and dust around newly-formed star forms into new planets.
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., Astrophysics, University of California, Berkeley
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-2450