Welcome to my website!


My name is Darryl Seligman and I am a graduate student and Gruber Fellow in the Astronomy Department at Yale University. I am working with my advisor, Gregory Laughlin.

I primarily study theoretical and computational astrophysics. This summer, I am a Kavli Fellow at the Kavli Summer Program in Galaxy Formation at the Computational Center for Astrophysics at the Flatiron Institute. I am working with Phil Hopkins on magnetohydrodynamical resonant drag instabilities. 

I have been working on dynamics and thermodynamical modeling of interstellar asteroids, in an effort to  design optimal space missions to future 'Oumuamua-like Solar System visitors. I also work on  hydrodynamics of accretion disks and protoplanetary disks.

I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, Magna Cum Laude, with degrees in mathematics and physics. I spent a summer in Tucson, AZ at the National Solar Observatory on a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates grant. Before coming to Yale, I wrote a paper with my advisor Dr. Gordon Petrie on magneto-hydrodynamical  energy transport mechanisms driving solar flares.

At Yale, I started and currently run the Exoplanet Journal Club for our Exoplanets Group led by Debra Fischer and Gregory Laughlin. If you are interested in giving a talk at our Journal Club, feel free to contact me!

In my free time I enjoys travelling, playing sports, being in the outdoors and science outreach!

Contact me at darryl[dot]seligman[at]yale[.]edu

To see a 3D manipulable version of the optimal interception mission to `Oumuamua, click here. A video preview is available below.