Curriculum Vitae

Jonas Lippuner Jonas Lippuner
Los Alamos National Laboratory
MS B214
PO Box 1663
Los Alamos NM 87545
United States
Phone: +1-505-667-1646
Email:
Web: http://jonaslippuner.com
Fluent languages English, German
Research interests Physics: computational astrophysics, nuclear astrophysics, nucleosynthesis,
core-collapse supernovae, radiation transport
Coding: programming for GPUs and FPGAs, large-scale parallel simulations,
machine learning techniques, automation
Finance: quantitative trading algorithms, automated trading systems,
Monte Carlo methods, Bayesian belief networks, cryptocurrencies
Last updated October 30, 2018, download CV, download Resume

Current Positions

since Apr 2018 Scientist
CCS-2, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
Computational astrophysics, computational fluid dynamics, code infrastructure development

Education

Oct 2012 – Jun 2017 Ph.D. in Physics
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA
Thesis advisor: Dr. Christian Ott
Thesis: r-Process Nucleosynthesis in Neutron Star Mergers with the New Nuclear Reaction Network SkyNet doi:10.7907/Z9V40SCS
Sep 2008 – May 2012 B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics and Physics
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Governor General’s Silver Medal (for highest academic standing at the undergraduate level)
University Gold Medal in Science (for highest academic standing at the undergraduate level in the Faculty of Science)
Aug 2003 – Jul 2007 Schweizerische Maturität [Swiss federal university entrance diploma]
2003 – 2005: Kantonsschule Frauenfeld, Frauenfeld, Switzerland
2005 – 2007: Kantonsschule am Burggraben, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Special subject: Physics and Applied Mathematics
Complementary subject: Chemistry
Senior thesis: Simulation of the solar system (∼10,000-word thesis and 3D graphical simulation of the solar system)
Professional Education
Jul 2014 – Aug 2014 International Summer School on AstroComputing (ISSAC) (Neutrino and Nuclear Astrophysics), University of California High Performance AstroComputing Center (UC-HiPACC) and San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), La Jolla, California

Honors & Prizes

2014
  • Best Talk (14th Annual Theoretical Astrophysics in Southern California (TASC) Meeting, University of California, San Diego (UCSD))
2012
  • Governor General’s Silver Medal, University of Manitoba (awarded for academic excellence to the undergraduate who achieves the highest standing in a Bachelor degree program)
  • University Gold Medal in Science, University of Manitoba (for highest standing in undergraduate Science)
  • Allen Medal in Physics, University of Manitoba (for highest standing in the final two years of Honours Physics or Honours Physics and Mathematics)
  • Dean’s Honour List, University of Manitoba
2011
  • Dean’s Honour List, University of Manitoba
  • Best Entry in Physics and Astronomy (Faculty of Science Poster Competition 2011, University of Manitoba)
2010
  • University 1 Honour List, University of Manitoba
  • Second Place in the Category of Computational Physics (Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference (CUPC) 2010)
  • ACEnet Computational Physics Award (Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference (CUPC) 2010)
  • Best Presentation (Summer Student Symposium 2010, CancerCare Manitoba)
2009
  • Honourable Mention (Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference (CUPC) 2009)

Professional Service & Volunteer Experience

Nov 2017 – present Co-Organizer of seminar series at LANL
Mar 2015 – May 2017 President of Student Club at Caltech
Jul 2016 – Feb 2017 Chair of Organizing Committee for 2017 Veritas Forum at Caltech
Oct 2015 – Feb 2016 Chair of Organizing Committee for 2016 Veritas Forum at Caltech
Aug 2014 – Apr 2015 Organizing Committee for 2015 Veritas Forum at Caltech
Nov 2014 – Mar 2015 Organizing Committee for 2015 JINA-CEE Frontiers in Nuclear Astrophysics Meeting
Apr 2013 – Jun 2014 Accounting and Tax Compliance for non-profit organization

Teaching Experience

Feb 2016 – Jun 2016 Private Tutor for Math
Sep 2014 – Dec 2014 Teaching Assistant for Caltech Physics course Ph 236A: Relativity
Sep 2013 – Dec 2013 Teaching Assistant for Caltech Physics course Ph 2A: Waves, Quantum Mechanics, and Statistical Physics
Jan 2013 – Mar 2013 Teaching Assistant for Caltech Physics course Ph 2B: Waves, Quantum Mechanics, and Statistical Physics
Sep 2012 – Dec 2012 Teaching Assistant for Caltech Physics course Ph 2A: Waves, Quantum Mechanics, and Statistical Physics
2005 – 2007 Private Tutor for Math and Physics

Publications

View my publications on ADS and arXiv.

[22] Reiter, M. P., Ayet San Andrés, S., Lippuner, J., Nikas, S., Andreoiu, C., Babcock, C., Barquest, B. R., Bollig, J., Brunner, T., Dickel, T., Dilling, J., Dillmann, I., Dunling, E., Gwinner, G., Graham, L., Hornung, C., Klawitter, R., Kootte, B., Kwiatkowski, A. A., Lan, Y., Lascar, D., Leach, K. G., Leistenschneider, E., Martínez-Pinedo, G., McKay, J. E., Paul, S. F., Plaß, W. R., Roberts, L., Schatz, H., Scheidenberger, C., Sieverding, A., Steinbrügge, R., Thompson, R., Wieser, M. E., Will, C., and Welch, D. (Oct 2018), Mass Measurements of Neutron-Rich Gallium Isotopes Refine Production of Nuclei of the First r-Process Abundance Peak During GW170817, ArXiv e-prints   [ arXiv | ADS ]

[21] Aprahamian, A., Surman, R., Frebel, A., McLaughlin, G. C., Arcones, A., Balantekin, A. B., Barnes, J., Beers, T. C., Holmbeck, E. M., Yoon, J., Brodeur, M., Sprouse, T. M., Vassh, N., Cizewski, J. A., Clark, J. A., Cote, B., Couch, S. M., Eichler, M., Engel, J., Ezzeddine, R., Fuller, G. M., Giuliani, S. A., Grzywacz, R., Han, S., Horowitz, C. J., Kankainen, A., Korobkin, O., Kwiatkowski, A. A., Lawler, J. E., Lippuner, J., Litvinova, E., Mathews, G. J., Mumpower, M. R., Naimi, S., Nazarewicz, W., O’Connor, E., O’Shea, B. W., Perego, A., Perdikakis, G., Radice, D., Richers, S., Roberts, L. F., Robin, C., Roederer, I. U., Siegel, D. M., Schunck, N., Spyrou, A., and Zhu, Y.-L. (Sep 2018), FRIB and the GW170817 Kilonova, ArXiv e-prints   [ arXiv | ADS ]

[20] Mösta, P., Roberts, L. F., Halevi, G., Ott, C. D., Lippuner, J., Haas, R., and Schnetter, E. (Sep 2018), r-process Nucleosynthesis from Three-dimensional Magnetorotational Core-collapse Supernovae, ApJ 864, 171  [ arXiv | ADS | DOI ]

[19] Horowitz, C. J., Arcones, A., Côté, B., Dillmann, I., Nazarewicz, W., Roederer, I. U., Schatz, H., Aprahamian, A., Atanasov, D., Bauswein, A., Bliss, J., Brodeur, M., Clark, J. A., Frebel, A., Foucart, F., Hansen, C. J., Just, O., Kankainen, A., McLaughlin, G. C., Kelly, J. M., Liddick, S. N., Lee, D. M., Lippuner, J., Martin, D., Mendoza-Temis, J., Metzger, B. D., Mumpower, M. R., Perdikakis, G., Pereira, J., O’Shea, B. W., Reifarth, R., Rogers, A. M., Siegel, D. M., Spyrou, A., Surman, R., Tang, X., Uesaka, T., and Wang, M. (May 2018), r-Process Nucleosynthesis: Connecting Rare-Isotope Beam Facilities with the Cosmos, submitted to J. Phys. G Nucl. Partic.   [ arXiv | ADS ]

[18] Côté, B., Fryer, C. L., Belczynski, K., Korobkin, O., Chruślińska, M., Vassh, N., Mumpower, M. R., Lippuner, J., Sprouse, T. M., Surman, R., and Wollaeger, R. (Mar 2018), The Origin of r-process Elements in the Milky Way, ApJ 855, 99  [ arXiv | ADS | DOI ]

[17] Lippuner, J. and Roberts, L. F. (Dec 2017), SkyNet: A Modular Nuclear Reaction Network Library, ApJS 233, 18  [ arXiv | ADS | DOI ]

[16] Lippuner, J., Fernández, R., Roberts, L. F., Foucart, F., Kasen, D., Metzger, B. D., and Ott, C. D. (Nov 2017), Signatures of hypermassive neutron star lifetimes on r-process nucleosynthesis in the disc ejecta from neutron star mergers, MNRAS 472, 904  [ arXiv | ADS | DOI ]

[15] Fernández, R., Foucart, F., Kasen, D., Lippuner, J., Desai, D., and Roberts, L. F. (Aug 2017), Dynamics, nucleosynthesis, and kilonova signature of black hole-neutron star merger ejecta, CQG 34, 15, 154001  [ arXiv | ADS | DOI ]

[14] Vlasov, A. D., Metzger, B. D., Lippuner, J., Roberts, L. F., and Thompson, T. A. (Jun 2017), Neutrino-heated winds from millisecond protomagnetars as sources of the weak r-process, MNRAS 468, 1522  [ arXiv | ADS | DOI ]

[13] Kidder, L. E., Field, S. E., Foucart, F., Schnetter, E., Teukolsky, S. A., Bohn, A., Deppe, N., Diener, P., Hébert, F., Lippuner, J., Miller, J., Ott, C. D., Scheel, M. A., and Vincent, T. (Apr 2017), SpECTRE: A task-based discontinuous Galerkin code for relativistic astrophysics, J. Comp. Phys. 335, 84  [ arXiv | ADS | DOI ]

[12] Roberts, L. F., Lippuner, J., Duez, M. D., Faber, J. A., Foucart, F., Lombardi, J. C., Jr., Ning, S., Ott, C. D., and Ponce, M. (Feb 2017), The influence of neutrinos on r-process nucleosynthesis in the ejecta of black hole-neutron star mergers, MNRAS 464, 3907  [ arXiv | ADS | DOI ]

[11] Majid, W. A., Pearlman, A. B., Dobreva, T., Horiuchi, S., Kocz, J., Lippuner, J., and Prince, T. A. (Jan 2017), Post-outburst Radio Observations of the High Magnetic Field Pulsar PSR J1119-6127, ApJL 834, L2  [ arXiv | ADS | DOI ]

[10] Radice, D., Galeazzi, F., Lippuner, J., Roberts, L. F., Ott, C. D., and Rezzolla, L. (Aug 2016), Dynamical mass ejection from binary neutron star mergers, MNRAS 460, 3255  [ arXiv | ADS | DOI ]

[9] Haas, R., Ott, C. D., Szilagyi, B., Kaplan, J. D., Lippuner, J., Scheel, M. A., Barkett, K., Muhlberger, C. D., Dietrich, T., Duez, M. D., Foucart, F., Pfeiffer, H. P., Kidder, L. E., and Teukolsky, S. A. (Jun 2016), Simulations of inspiraling and merging double neutron stars using the Spectral Einstein Code, Phys. Rev. D 93, 12, 124062  [ arXiv | ADS | DOI ]

[8] Barkett, K., Scheel, M. A., Haas, R., Ott, C. D., Bernuzzi, S., Brown, D. A., Szilágyi, B., Kaplan, J. D., Lippuner, J., Muhlberger, C. D., Foucart, F., and Duez, M. D. (Feb 2016), Gravitational waveforms for neutron star binaries from binary black hole simulations, Phys. Rev. D 93, 4, 044064  [ arXiv | ADS | DOI ]

[7] Foucart, F., Haas, R., Duez, M. D., O’Connor, E., Ott, C. D., Roberts, L., Kidder, L. E., Lippuner, J., Pfeiffer, H. P., and Scheel, M. A. (Feb 2016), Low mass binary neutron star mergers: Gravitational waves and neutrino emission, Phys. Rev. D 93, 4, 044019  [ arXiv | ADS | DOI ]

[6] Lippuner, J. and Roberts, L. F. (Dec 2015), r-Process Lanthanide Production and Heating Rates in Kilonovae, ApJ 815, 82  [ arXiv | ADS | DOI ]

[5] Ingleby, H. R., Lippuner, J., Rickey, D. W., Li, Y., and Elbakri, I. A. (Mar 2015), Fast analytical scatter estimation using graphics processing units, J. Xray. Sci. Technol. 23, 119  [ DOI ]

[4] Lippuner, J. and Elbakri, I. A. (Oct 2011), A GPU implementation of EGSnrc’s Monte Carlo photon transport for imaging applications, Phys. Med. Biol. 56, 1745  [ DOI ]

[3] Lippuner, J., Elbakri, I. A., Cui, C., and Ingleby, H. R. (Mar 2011), Epp: A C++ EGSnrc user code for x-ray imaging and scattering simulations, Med. Phys. 38, 1705  [ DOI ]

[2] Cui, C., Lippuner, J., Ingleby, H. R., Di Valentino, D. N. M., and Elbakri, I. A. (Mar 2010), Epp – A C++ EGSnrc user code for Monte Carlo simulation of radiation transport, Proc. SPIE 7622, 762251  [ DOI ]

[1] Lippuner, J. (Apr 2008), Simulation des Sonnensystems, in O. Keller, editor, Zwischen Höhlenwelt und Planetensystem: Naturforschung und Naturprojekte in der Nordostschweiz, number 91 in Berichte der St. Gallischen Naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft, pages 411-415, Typotron AG, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Presentations

Invited
Jul 2018
r-Process nucleosynthesis in neutron star mergers and GW170817, Topical Program: FRIB and the GW170817 kilonova, FRIB Theory Alliance, Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, East Lansing, Michigan
Jul 2018
r-Process nucleosynthesis in neutron star mergers, Santa Fe Neutrino Astrophysics Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Jun 2018
Nuclear Data and Reaction Rate Databases in Nuclear Astrophysics, 232nd AAS Meeting (American Astronomical Society), Denver, Colorado
Apr 2018
The origin of heavy elements, Astrophysics Informal Seminar, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Mar 2018
r-Process nucleosynthesis in compact object mergers and GW170817, Physics of Core-Collapse Supernova and Compact Star Formations, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Feb 2018
The origin of heavy elements, Los Alamos Astrophysics Distinguished Seminar Series, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Feb 2018
The origin of heavy elements, Postdoc Seminar, Center for Nonlinear Studies (CNLS), Los Alamos National Laboratory
Nov 2017
Origin of the elements: r-process nucleosynthesis with SkyNet, Community Education class, University of New Mexico – Los Alamos
Aug 2017
SkyNet: A new nuclear reaction network, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Mar 2017
The origin of heavy elements: r-process nucleosynthesis in neutron star mergers, Renaissance Technologies, East Setauket, New York
Dec 2016
The origin of heavy elements: r-process nucleosynthesis in neutron star mergers, Theorie Seminar, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
Dec 2016
The origin of heavy elements: r-process nucleosynthesis in neutron star mergers, AstroCoffee, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany
Dec 2016
The origin of heavy elements: r-process nucleosynthesis in neutron star mergers, T-2 Seminar, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Nov 2016
r-Process nucleosynthesis with SkyNet, Nuclear Physics, Compact Stars, and Compact Star Mergers 2016, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Sep 2016
The origin of heavy elements: r-process nucleosynthesis in neutron star mergers, 335 Section Seminar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Jun 2016
r-Process nucleosynthesis with SkyNet, 2016 International Collaborations in Nuclear Theory (ICNT) Meeting, The r-process nucleosynthesis: connecting FRIB with the cosmos, Michigan State University (MSU)
Feb 2016
r-Process nucleosynthesis in neutron star mergers, JINA-CEE Online MA2 Seminar
Contributed
Apr 2018
SkyNet: An open-source reaction network for r-process nucleosynthesis, APS April Meeting 2018 (American Physical Society), Columbus, Ohio
Jul 2017
r-Process nucleosynthesis in neutron star merger disk outflows, MICRA 2017 (Microphysics in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics), Michigan State University (MSU)
Feb 2017
r-Process nucleosynthesis in neutron star merger disk outflows, 2017 JINA-CEE Frontiers in Nuclear Astrophysics Meeting, Michigan State University (MSU)
Jan 2017
r-Process nucleosynthesis in neutron star merger disk outflows, APS April Meeting 2017 (American Physical Society), Washington, District of Columbia
Apr 2016
Influence of neutrinos on r-process nucleosynthesis in black hole–neutron star mergers, APS April Meeting 2016 (American Physical Society), Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 2016
Influence of neutrinos on r-process nucleosynthesis in black hole–neutron star mergers, 2016 JINA-CEE Frontiers in Nuclear Astrophysics Meeting, University of Notre Dame
Nov 2015
Parameter study of r-process lanthanide production and heating rates in kilonovae with SkyNet, 15th Annual Theoretical Astrophysics in Southern California (TASC) Meeting, California State University, Fullerton (CSUF)
Aug 2015
Parameter study of r-process lanthanide production and heating rates in kilonovae with SkyNet, MICRA 2015 (Workshop on Microphysics In Computational Relativistic Astrophysics), Stockholm, Sweden
Apr 2015
Parameter study of r-process lanthanide production and heating rates in kilonovae, APS April Meeting 2015 (American Physical Society), Baltimore, Maryland
Mar 2015
Parameter study of r-process lanthanide production and heating rates in kilonovae, 2015 JINA-CEE Frontiers in Nuclear Astrophysics Meeting, Michigan State University (MSU)
Feb 2015
R-Process Nucleosynthesis with SkyNet, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Nov 2014
R-Process Nucleosynthesis with SkyNet, 14th Annual Theoretical Astrophysics in Southern California (TASC) Meeting, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) (awarded Best Talk)
May 2011
Accelerating Monte Carlo Photon Transport Using Massively Parallel GPUs, Faculty of Science Poster Competition 2011, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (judged Best Entry in Physics and Astronomy)
Oct 2010 Monte Carlo Photon Transport Mechanism of EGSnrc in a Voxelized Volume Using Massively Parallel GPUs, Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference (CUPC) 2010, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (awarded Second Place in the Category of Computational Physics and ACEnet Computational Physics Award)
Aug 2010 Monte Carlo Photon Transport Mechanism of EGSnrc in a Voxelized Volume Using Massively Parallel GPUs, Summer Student Symposium 2010, CancerCare Manitoba, Winnipeg (judged Best Presentation)
Feb 2010
Epp – A C++ EGSnrc User Code for Monte Carlo Simulation of Radiation Transport, SPIE Medical Imaging 2010, San Diego, California
Oct 2009 Analytical X-Ray Scattering Estimation with CUDA, Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference (CUPC) 2009, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Honourable Mention)

Awards & Fellowships

2017
  • CNLS Fellowship, Center for Nonlinear Studies, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • DAP Student Travel Grant, Division of Astrophysics (DAP), American Physical Society (APS)
  • Travel award, Joint Institute for Astrophysics (JINA)
2016
  • JPL Graduate Fellowship, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Groce Travel Grant, California Institute of Technology
  • DNP Student Travel Grant, Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP), American Physical Society (APS)
  • Local Support, Joint Institute for Astrophysics (JINA)
2015
  • DAP Student Travel Grant, Division of Astrophysics (DAP), American Physical Society (APS)
  • Local Support, Joint Institute for Astrophysics (JINA)
  • Groce Travel Grant, California Institute of Technology
2014
  • Local Support, University of California High Performance AstroComputing Center (UC-HiPACC)
University of Manitoba
for 2011 – 2012
  • Isbister Scholarship in Science (for highest standing, any year except the graduating year in Science)
  • Robert Ross McLaughlin Scholarship in Mathematics (for a full-time student who has achieved the highest standing in the third year of any Mathematics Honours program)
  • David E. Dobbs Scholarship in Mathematics (for highest standing in required and recommended third year Honours Mathematics courses)
  • Samuel M. Neamtan Memorial Scholarship (for high standing in Third Year Honours Physics, with special merit in the area of Theoretical Physics)
  • UMSU Scholarship (for excellence in academic achievement at the University of Manitoba)
  • International Undergraduate Student Scholarship (for international students registered full-time in any Faculty or School at the University of Manitoba who have a record of exceptional academic achievement on courses completed in the last regular academic session)
  • Faculty of Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award
for 2010 – 2011
  • Isbister Scholarship in Science (for highest standing, any year except the graduating year in Science)
  • Dr. Maxwell S. Rady Scholarship (for highest standing in Second Year Science, General or Honours)
  • Dr. Diane Dowling Memorial Scholarship (for highest standing in Second Year Science, General or Honours)
  • Honours Mathematics Award (for completion of the second year of the Honours Mathematics program, either the Joint or Single Honours, with the highest academic standing among all students who have completed the same program)
  • H.L. Verrall Family Scholarship in Physics (for full-time students who have completed their second year of study in an Honours Physics program and have achieved the highest and second highest cumulative grade point averages among all eligible students entering third year Honours Physics)
  • Diane Dowling Memorial Scholarship (for academic achievement in Mathematics)
  • Honours Physics Class of 1986 CUPC Prize (for full-time or part-time students at the University of Manitoba who attend the CUPC to present a paper or a poster and win an award, whether it be a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place award, an Honourable Mention or a Special Note)
  • UMSU Scholarship (for excellence in academic achievement at the University of Manitoba)
  • International Undergraduate Student Scholarship (for international students registered full-time in any Faculty or School at the University of Manitoba who have a record of exceptional academic achievement on courses completed in the last regular academic session)
  • Faculty of Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award
for 2009 – 2010
  • Isbister Scholarship in University 1 (for highest standing in University 1 and continuation in any degree program at the University of Manitoba)
  • C.P. Loewen Family Foundation Scholarship in Physics (for a full-time student who has completed at least one year of study at the University of Manitoba and enters the Honours or Major program in the Department of Physics with the highest academic standing among all eligible students)
  • Centennial Scholarship in Physics (for full-time students who have completed at least one year of fill-time study with high academic standing and enter or continue in a Honours program in the Department of Physics and Astronomy)
  • Harold R. Coish Memorial Scholarship (for highest standing in PHYS 1050 and 1070)
  • Honours Physics Class of 1986 CUPC Prize (for full-time or part-time students at the University of Manitoba who attend the CUPC to present a paper or a poster and win an award, whether it be a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place award, an Honourable Mention or a Special Note)
  • UMSU Scholarship (for excellence in academic achievement at the University of Manitoba)
  • International Undergraduate Student Scholarship (for international students registered full-time in any Faculty or School at the University of Manitoba who have a record of exceptional academic achievement on courses completed in the last regular academic session)
for 2008 – 2009
  • International Undergraduate Student Entrance Scholarship (for international high school graduates entering Canada on study permits who have been admitted to University 1 or the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba with a minimum 85% average on courses used for admission)