Garett Brown

I'm a graduate student in the Department of Physics
at the Univeristy of Toronto.

Hello!

I'm a computational physicist interested in celestial mechanics and the long-term dynamical evolution of planetary systems. I work under the mentorship of Professor Hanno Rein. I'm interested in understanding the stability and structure of the known exoplanet systems. The orginization and distribution of planets currently observed in the Milky Way differ widely from the structure of the Solar System. In order to better understand these observations, I run simulations of these and similar systems using REBOUND. I then use other numerical methods, such as a frequency modified Fourier transform (FMFT), to analyze the stability and dynamics of the planetary systems.

Portrait of Garett
University of Toronto Campus

Education and Experience

PhD Physics

2017-Present, University of Toronto

  • GPA: 3.94/4.0
  • Admissions Award Receipient

BSc Physics

2013-2017, Brigham Young University

Minors: Mathematics and Computer Science

Pembroke-Kings Programme

2016, University of Cambridge

  • First Class Honours
  • Member of the Permbroke Circle
  • Research in theoretical physics; courses in mathematics and world politics

Research Assistant

2018-Present, University of Toronto

Teaching Assistant

2017-Present, University of Toronto

Research Assistant

2014-2017, Brigham Young University

Teaching Assistant

2013-2017, Brigham Young University

Lab Technician

2014-2017, Brigham Young Univeristy