Christopher Russell, Ph.D.

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Astrophysicist

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360° Videos

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VR

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Press Release from AAS 231

Sponsored by NASA's Chandra X-ray Telescope, I presented my latest 360° video of the Galactic Center as a Press Release at AAS General Meeting 231 on January 10, 2018.

The video has been viewed over 1.2M times on 3 social media sites, and was written up by a number of news outlets, including National Geographic.

Press Release from HEAD Meeting 2019

Sponsored by NASA's Chandra X-ray Telescope, I presented my latest 360° video of the Galactic Center -- this time with X-ray emission and in 8K -- as a Press Release at the High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD) Meeting on March 21, 2019.

The video has been viewed over 370K times on Chandra's YouTube channel, and was written up by a number of news outlets, including Forbes.

Research & CV

I study the center of our galaxy through developing astrophysical simulations and comparing them to X-ray and infrared observations.

I also model colliding-wind binaries (two masive stars, such as eta Carinae) and gamma-ray binaries (compact object plus a massive star).

360° Videos of Astrophysical Simulations

360° videos provide immersive views of astrophysical simulations, particularly when viewed in virtual reality (VR) goggles. So far I've made videos of the Galactic Center, massive-star binaries, and one gamma-ray binary. The Galactic Center videos are by far the coolest, and the latest is being presented as a press release at the 231st Meeting of the AAS on January 10, 2018!

Get in touch

  • Email

    crussell AT udel DOT edu
  • Social

  • Address

    Instituto de Astrofísica
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
    4860 Avenida Vicuña Mackenna
    Macul, 8970117
    Santiago, Chile