Born in 1972, Dursi graduated with degrees from Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, and completed his doctorate in 2004 from the University of Chicago.
His area of expertise are in large-scale computational science, premixed combustion, astrophysical combustion and astrophysical hydrodynamics. The astrophysical systems he currently studies are: the physics of Type Ia supernovae, bubbles in galaxy clusters and fragmentation and wind-interactions in disks. He has also recently worked on the physics of mixing and enrichment in novae, detonations, galaxy formation, and efficient and accurate numerical techniques for studying these phenomena.
He has received numerous awards, including the Jeffrey L. Bishop Fellowship (2006), the D. McMinn Award (2001) and the Gordon Bell Award in High Performance Computing (2000).
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