Tomer Yavetz

Tomer Yavetz

Research Interests

Tomer Yavetz is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow in the Department of Astronomy at Columbia. His primary interest is in applying the tools of theoretical dynamics in order to understand the nature of dark matter. He has worked on topics ranging from Earth satellites to the large-scale structure of the Universe, though these days his main focus is on studying the distribution and substructure of dark matter in the Milky Way. Prior to his arrival at Columbia, Tomer received his bachelor's degree in astrophysics from Princeton University, and spent three years as a business management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He works closely with Kathryn Johnston (who is also his thesis advisor) and with Lam Hui.

Research Topics

Galactic Dynamics, Resonances & Chaos, Dark Matter


Kathryn Johnston, Lam Hui