Transients

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
Jonathan E. Grindlay

Jonathan E. Grindlay

Robert Treat Paine Professor of Practical Astronomy

Research Interests: Compact objects and binaries in globular clusters and the origin and evolution of compact X-ray binaries. Accretion onto white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes. Development of a balloon-borne hard X-ray-imaging telescope and future space missions for hard X-ray observations of X-ray binaries and quasars.

(617) 495-7204
Alicia Soderberg

Alicia Soderberg

Associate Professor of Astronomy

Research Interests: Her research focuses on the catastrophic death of stars, “supernovae”.   She combines astronomical data sets from many observatories and satellites in order to probe the eruptive, destructive, and explosive nature of supernovae and their role in the Universe.

(617) 496.7919