I'm Evan Schneider,
a NASA Hubble fellow
in the astrophysics department
at Princeton University.


I am interested in a variety of topics related to galaxy evolution, hydrodynamics, and computational astrophysics. My Ph.D. dissertation focused on the physics of starburst-driven galactic winds, coupled with the creation of a new GPU-based hydrodynamics code, Cholla, which I wrote from scratch. Cholla was designed to be massively-parallel and extremely efficient, and it has been run on some of the largest supercomputers in the world. Click on the pics below for links to my research blog, the Cholla download page (the code is free and open-source), and Cholla reference paper.

My Research Blog

Download Cholla

The Cholla Code Paper

About Me

I am currently a NASA Hubble Fellow at Princeton University. Prior to Princeton, I spent a carefree seven years earning my Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Tucson is located in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona, home of expansive vistas and plenti of cacti, inspiring the name of my code, Cholla. Before that, I spent four years getting a fantastic liberal arts education at Bryn Mawr, a women’s college just outside of Philadelphia. There I learned a lot about physics, a little about life, and of course, that the patriarchy has got to go. Outside of astronomy, I enjoy essentially any outdoor activity, including hiking, rock climbing, and walking my dogs, Nacha and Oscar Wilde. On indoor days I can often be found reading, listening to records, or watching my favorite shows on Netflix (let's be honest).


Email: es26@astro.princeton.edu.