Dr Thorsten Tepper Garcia

Theoretical Astrophysics
Postdoctoral Research Associate

A28 - Physics Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone 0291142181

Biographical details

I studied Physics (B.Sc.) at the Universidad de las Américas-Puebla (UDLA), Mexico, after which I moved to Germany, and obtained my Masters Degree (M.Sc) in Physics and later my Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Dr.rer.nat) in Astrophysics from the Georg-August Universität zu Göttingen. I spent a few years as a teaching assistant, and later as a research associate at the Institut für Physik und Astronomie of the Universität Potsdam in the Extragalactic Astrophysics group, lead by Philipp Richter, in close collaboration with Joop Schaye from the Leiden Observatory. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the group lead by ARC Laureate Fellow Prof. Joss Bland-Hawthorn.

Research interests

Galaxy formation and evolution

  • Constrained numerical simulations
  • Analytic models

Quasar absorption lines

  • Cosmological simulations
  • Spectroscopy

Teaching and supervision

Project title Degree Research student
The effect of magnetic fields on the accretion of gas onto galaxies PhD Asger GRØNNOW

Current projects

The survival of gas in dwarf galaxies

Selected grants

2011

  • Accretion and feedback in galaxies with cosmic time; Tepper Garcia T, Bland-Hawthorn J, Croom S, Lewis G, Colless M, Silk J, Allen J, Allen J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Super Science Fellowships.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Tepper Garcia, T., Bland-Hawthorn, J. (2018). Sagittarius dwarf galaxy: Where did all the gas go? Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 478(4), 5263-5277. [More Information]
  • Tepper Garcia, T., Bland-Hawthorn, J. (2018). The Smith Cloud: surviving a high-speed transit of the Galactic disc. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 473, 5514-5531. [More Information]
  • Gronnow, A., Tepper Garcia, T., Bland-Hawthorn, J., McClure-Griffiths, N. (2017). Magnetized High Velocity Clouds in the Galactic Halo: A New Distance Constraint. Astrophysical Journal, 845(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Barger, K., Madsen, G., Fox, A., Wakker, B., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Nidever, D., Haffner, L., Antwi-Danso, J., Hern�ndez, M., Lehner, N., Curzons, A., Tepper Garcia, T., et al (2017). Revealing the Ionization Properties of the Magellanic Stream Using Optical Emission. Astrophysical Journal, 851(2), 1-26. [More Information]
  • Richter, P., Wakker, B., Fechner, C., Herenz, P., Tepper Garcia, T., Fox, A. (2016). An HST/COS legacy survey of intervening Si III absorption in the extended gaseous halos of low-redshift galaxies. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 590, 1-29. [More Information]
  • Tepper Garcia, T., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Sutherland, R. (2015). The Magellanic Stream: Break-up and accretion onto the hot galactic corona. Astrophysical Journal, 813(2), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Tepper-Garcia, T., Richter, P., Schaye, J. (2013). Absorption signatures of warm-hot gas at low redshift: Ne VIII. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 436(3), 2063-2081. [More Information]
  • Tepper Garcia, T., Richter, P., Schaye, J. (2013). Absorption signatures of warm-hot gas at low redshift: Ne VIII. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 436(3), 2063-2081. [More Information]
  • Tepper Garcia, T., Richter, P., Schaye, J., Booth, C., Vecchia, C., Theuns, T. (2012). Absorption signatures of warm-hot gas at low redshift: broad HI Ly? absorbers. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, , 1-24. [More Information]
  • Tepper Garcia, T., Richter, P., Schaye, J., Booth, C., Vecchia, C., Theuns, T., Wiersma, R. (2011). Absorption signatures of warm-hot gas at low redshift: OVI. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 413(1), 190-212. [More Information]
  • Tepper Garcia, T., Fritze, U. (2008). Stochastic absorption of the light of background sources due to intergalactic neutral hydrogen � I. Testing different line-number evolution models via the cosmic flux decrement. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, , 1-15. [More Information]
  • Tepper-Garcia, T. (2006). Voigt profile fitting to quasar absorption lines: an analytic approximation to the Voigt�Hjerting function. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 369(4), 2025-2035. [More Information]

2018

  • Tepper Garcia, T., Bland-Hawthorn, J. (2018). Sagittarius dwarf galaxy: Where did all the gas go? Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 478(4), 5263-5277. [More Information]
  • Tepper Garcia, T., Bland-Hawthorn, J. (2018). The Smith Cloud: surviving a high-speed transit of the Galactic disc. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 473, 5514-5531. [More Information]

2017

  • Gronnow, A., Tepper Garcia, T., Bland-Hawthorn, J., McClure-Griffiths, N. (2017). Magnetized High Velocity Clouds in the Galactic Halo: A New Distance Constraint. Astrophysical Journal, 845(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Barger, K., Madsen, G., Fox, A., Wakker, B., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Nidever, D., Haffner, L., Antwi-Danso, J., Hern�ndez, M., Lehner, N., Curzons, A., Tepper Garcia, T., et al (2017). Revealing the Ionization Properties of the Magellanic Stream Using Optical Emission. Astrophysical Journal, 851(2), 1-26. [More Information]

2016

  • Richter, P., Wakker, B., Fechner, C., Herenz, P., Tepper Garcia, T., Fox, A. (2016). An HST/COS legacy survey of intervening Si III absorption in the extended gaseous halos of low-redshift galaxies. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 590, 1-29. [More Information]

2015

  • Tepper Garcia, T., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Sutherland, R. (2015). The Magellanic Stream: Break-up and accretion onto the hot galactic corona. Astrophysical Journal, 813(2), 1-16. [More Information]

2013

  • Tepper-Garcia, T., Richter, P., Schaye, J. (2013). Absorption signatures of warm-hot gas at low redshift: Ne VIII. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 436(3), 2063-2081. [More Information]
  • Tepper Garcia, T., Richter, P., Schaye, J. (2013). Absorption signatures of warm-hot gas at low redshift: Ne VIII. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 436(3), 2063-2081. [More Information]

2012

  • Tepper Garcia, T., Richter, P., Schaye, J., Booth, C., Vecchia, C., Theuns, T. (2012). Absorption signatures of warm-hot gas at low redshift: broad HI Ly? absorbers. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, , 1-24. [More Information]

2011

  • Tepper Garcia, T., Richter, P., Schaye, J., Booth, C., Vecchia, C., Theuns, T., Wiersma, R. (2011). Absorption signatures of warm-hot gas at low redshift: OVI. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 413(1), 190-212. [More Information]

2008

  • Tepper Garcia, T., Fritze, U. (2008). Stochastic absorption of the light of background sources due to intergalactic neutral hydrogen � I. Testing different line-number evolution models via the cosmic flux decrement. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, , 1-15. [More Information]

2006

  • Tepper-Garcia, T. (2006). Voigt profile fitting to quasar absorption lines: an analytic approximation to the Voigt�Hjerting function. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 369(4), 2025-2035. [More Information]

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