Greg Salvesen


Welcome! I am an NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoc Fellow at UC Santa Barbara. Feel free to explore these pages to learn more about my astrophysics life.

The photos to the right are of myself and my dog, Summit, on the summits of various Colorado 14ers. My ultra running blog is here if that's what you're after.


The Astronomy Sound of the Month website ( is live!

My newest paper: Strongly Magnetized Accretion Discs Require Poloidal Flux.

I defended my Ph.D. Thesis in 2016: Rethinking Black Hole Accretion Discs.