Homepage of Astrophysicist Dr. Carl E. Fields

I am currently an RPF Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Computational Physics and Methods (CCS-2) and Eulerian Codes (XCP-2) Divisions. In Fall 2024, I will be joining the Department of Astronomy at University of Arizona as an Assistant Professor.

I am broadly interested in computational and nuclear astrophysics of massive stars, their explosions and the multi-messenger signals they produce.

A list of my scientific publications can be found here. For more information, please see my CV.

Recent Publications

3D Collapse of a Rapidly Rotating 16 solar mass star

Read more about the article here

3D Iron Core-Collapse of a 15 solar mass star

Read more about the article here.

Recent Press

MSU astrophysics doctoral student Carl Fields named one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 for science

Interview with the Lansing State Journal. Read here.

Black voices in physics: Carl Fields

Interview with Physics Today. Read here.


Fellowship Materials application materials can be found here. These are for applying to gradaute programs in Physics/Astronomy. For resources suitable for applying to postdoctoral research positions, please reach out via email. Click here for more information!

Astronomy Education I have helped create and develop MESA-Web, an online-based interface to the stellar evolution code MESA. Over the years, MESA-Web has has been utilized by many classrooms around the world and has evolved over 10,000 stellar models to over 6,000 unique users. MESA-Web is now hosted and maintained by Rich Townsend at UW-Madison and is a valuable tool for astronomy education. Consider MESA-Web in your classrooms!

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