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Sarah Wellons

Wellons, Sarah

Visiting Scholar, Tenure-Track Faculty at Wesleyan


Dr. Wellons was a CIERA Postdoc from 2017 – 2022

Following her time at CIERA, Dr. Wellons became tenure-track faculty at Wesleyan. She maintains an affiliation with CIERA as a visiting scholar.

Dr. Sarah Wellons studied galaxy formation and evolution. Her research focused on extreme, unusual galaxies that formed when the Universe was very young. She used computer simulations to understand the physics governing these galaxies’ formation, including modeling of hydrodynamics, gravity, star formation, supernovae and stellar feedback, cosmology, and supermassive black hole accretion and feedback. Her theoretical work informed cutting-edge extragalactic observations of the most distant known galaxies.