Dr. Michael Tremmel


Originally from the United States, I attained my PhD in Astronomy from the University of Washington in 2017, advised by Professors Fabio Governato and Tom Quinn. Prior to this, I had attained my bachelor's degree in Physics and Mathematics from Northwestern University. After my PhD, I was awarded the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University. I then continued my time at yale after being awarded a National Science Foundation Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship. In January 2023 I started a new position as Lecturer in Theoretical Astrophysics at UCC. My expertise is in using large-scale cosmological hydrodynamic simulations to study the formation and evolution of galaxies and supermassive black holes (SMBHs). My work involves studying the dynamical evolution of SMBHs within galaxies to make predictions for gravitational wave detections of SMBH mergers, as well as predicting how SMBHs affect the evolution of their host galaxies and vice versa.


ADS Publications: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/abs_connect?author=Tremmel,+Michael&aut_syn=YES&return_req=no_params

Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4353-0306

Professional Activity


Teaching Activity

Teaching PY4111 Galactic and Extragalactic Astrophysics - Semester 2, 2023



Michael Tremmel

Contact Details:



Research Area:

Computational Galaxy Formation and Evolution

School of Physics

Scoil na Fisice

Room 213 (Physics Office), 2nd floor, Kane Science Building, University College Cork, Ireland.,