Joseph P. Glaser

Computational Astrophysicist
Scientific Visualization Enthusiast


I am a physicist devoting my academic pursuits towards astrophysics, primarily driven by bridging the gap between computational simulations and direct observation through innovative methods.After receiving my Doctoral degree in 2020 from Drexel University, I joined the NANOGrav Collaboration, basing myself out of West Virginia University where I manage the cyber infrastructure for the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Since coming onboard in October of 2020, I have greatly enjoyed working with the wonderfully welcoming community here in Morgantown, WV and the outreach programs we host.Currently, my personal research is focused on the evolution and survivability of planetary systems within their birth places: young open clusters. To accomplish this, I created the Tycho environment utilizing the AMUSE framework). You can find the manuscript describing the methodology implemented located here.Besides my studies, I am also an avid table-top gamer, miniature hobbyist, foodie and history buff. When I am not diving into the Deep Stone Crypt in Destiny 2, I'm often painting miniature military expedition forces (albeit set 30,000 years in the future).Get in touch!


Want to get in touch with me to discuss a possible research/visualization collaboration or to discuss my work?Don't hesitate to either: send me an email (preferred); call my WVU office phone line; or snail mail me a package! I'll do my best to get back to you as quickly as possible.

White Hall, Suite 311
Department of Physics and Astronomy
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506-6315
(304) 293 6895
[email protected]