Daniel Lecoanet

Hertz Fellow: Daniel Lecoanet

University of California, Berkeley

Area of Study


Fellowship Years

2010 - 2016

Daniel Lecoanet, PhD, currently holds dual postdoc positions at Princeton's Center for Theoretical Science (PCTS) and Department of Astrophysical Sciences, as a PCTS and Lyman Spitzer Jr fellow. Moreover, over the past several years, Daniel has helped develop and use a general partial differential equation (PDE) solver, Dedalus, which can solve nearly arbitrary PDEs using spectral techniques.

Daniel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin in 2010 studying math and physics. After spending a year at the University of Cambridge as a Churchill Scholar, Daniel was awarded a Hertz Foundation Fellowship and started his PhD in physics at the UC Berkeley, studying astrophysical and geophysical fluid dynamics with Professor Eliot Quataert. Daniel specializes in theoretical physics and applied mathematics, combining numerical algorithms and supercomputing, the development of simplified reduced models, and analytical techniques to study a variety of fluid dynamics problems. He has the great pleasure to collaborate with researchers from around the world.


2016 - Internal Wave Generation by Convection