Observational Cosmology

Edo Berger

Edo Berger

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.

Perkin Lab P-320
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS-19
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7914
Robert  P. Kirshner

Robert P. Kirshner

Clowes Professor of Science

Research interests:   Observations of supernovae for themselves and for cosmology using HST, Magellan, MMT, and the Whipple Observatory.  Use of rest frame infrared observations for Type Ia supernovae to improve measurements of dark energy properties.  Ongoing Hubble Space Telescope study of SN 1987A, the brightest since 1604!

Perkin Lab, P-322
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS-19
Cambridge, MA 02138

Assistant: Lisa Catella (617) 495-7390
Fax: (617) 495-7467
p: (617) 495-7519
John M. Kovac

John M. Kovac

Associate Professor of Astronomy and Physics

Research Interests: His cosmology research focuses on observations of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) to reveal signatures of the physics that drove the birth of the universe, the creation of its structure, and its present-day expansion. His research over the past two decades has involved the design, deployment, and operation of multiple generations of radio telescopes at the Amundsen-Scott Station at the South Pole.

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS 42
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-0611
Irwin Shapiro

Irwin Shapiro

Timken University Professor

Research Interests: Radio and radar techniques: applications to astrometry, astrophysics, geophysics, planetary physics, and tests of theories of gravitation; Pre-college and college science education: curriculum development and teacher training.

Perkin Lab, P-217
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS-51
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7300
Christopher Stubbs

Christopher Stubbs

Samuel C. Moncher Professor of Physics and of Astronomy

Research Interests:  Foundations of gravitational physics, searches for dark matter, and observational cosmology.

Christopher Stubbs
Samuel C. Moncher Professor of Physics and of Astronomy
17 Oxford Street
Harvard University
Cambridge MA 02138
stubbs@physics.harvard.edu

The group’s lab and office space are located at 106 McKay at the Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology.
p: (617)495-1454