Robert P. Kirshner

Robert P. Kirshner

Clowes Professor of Science
Robert  P. Kirshner

Professor Kirshner graduated from Harvard College in 1970 and received a Ph.D. in Astronomy at Caltech.  He was a postdoc at the Kitt Peak National Observatory, and was on the faculty at the University of Michigan for 9 years.  In 1986, he moved to the Harvard Astronomy Department. He served as Chairman of the Department from 1990-1997 and as the head of the Optical and Infrared Division of the CfA from 1997-2003.  He was Master of Quincy House, one of Harvard’s undergraduate residences, from 2001-2007. 

Contact Information


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


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