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Charles R. Alcock

Charles R. Alcock

Director, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Professor of Astronomy

Research Interests:  The determination of the composition of cosmic dark matter, innovative surveys of the outer solar system, massive compact halo objects, comets and asteroids.

(617) 495-7100
Edo Berger

Edo Berger

John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences
Associate Professor of Astronomy
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Research interests: The study of gamma-ray bursts, optical transients (mainly from the Pan-STARRS project), and magnetic fields in low-mass stars and brown dwarfs. He uses observations across the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio to γ-rays.

(617) 495-7914
Aaron Bray

Aaron Bray

Graduate Student

Research Interests: Large-scale structure: galaxy clustering, galaxy formation and evolution

(617) 495-4152
David Charbonneau

David Charbonneau

Professor of Astronomy [on leave, 2013-14]
Astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Research Interests: Detecting and characterizing planets orbiting other stars—worlds known as "exoplanets." He is fascinated by planets in edge-on orbits, such that the planet periodically passes in front of its star.  These systems offer unparalleled opportunities to determine the properties of the planet and its atmosphere.

(617) 495-3752