Brandon Wiggins is an assistant professor of physics at Southern Utah University and an affiliate of the Center for Theoretical Astrophysics at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He specialized in supernovae, computational cosmology and massively parallel particle hydrodynamic simulations. Brandon wrote his first book on Einstein’s Relativity when he was a senior in high school. He attended school at Southern Utah University where he was his college’s valedictorian, worked as a graduate research assistant at Los Alamos National Laboratory and later graduated with a Ph.D. in physics and astronomy. His papers investigate the growth of massive black holes in the early universe, the deaths of massive stars and the appearance of chemical compounds in the universe. He was named Southern Utah University’s Outstanding Educator during his first year of teaching and has been recognized by the Lt. governor of the State of Utah for science outreach volunteerism in Southern Utah.
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