James Gurian - Mr - Graduate Student
Office: 440 Davey Lab
Address: Davey Lab
Email: jhg5248@psu.edu
Phone: --

I am a graduate student in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Penn State, advised by Dr. Donghui Jeong. I am interested in using gravitational waves at frequencies from H0 (CMB) to Hz (LIGO) to address cosmological questions. Most of my work is related to the observation that if (some of) the dark matter can cool efficiently, it will form compact objects whose mergers may be accessible to LIGO.


  1. Craig Copi, James Gurian, Arthur Kosowsky, Glenn Starkman, Hezi Zhang, "Exploring suppressed long-distance correlations as the cause of suppressed large-angle correlations." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 490 4 (2019)
  2. James Gurian, Donghui Jeong, Jai-chan Hwang, Hyerim Noh, "Gauge-invariant tensor perturbations induced from baryon-CDM relative velocity and the B-mode polarization of the CMB." Phys. Rev. D 104 (2021)
  3. Michael Ryan, James Gurian, Sarah Shandera, Donghui Jeong, "Molecular Chemistry for Dark Matter." (2021)
  4. James Gurian, Donghui Jeong, Michael Ryan, Sarah Shandera, "Molecular Chemistry for Dark Matter II: Recombination, Molecule Formation, and Halo Mass Function in Atomic Dark Matter." (2021)