High-Energy Astrophysics

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
William Forman

William Forman

Lecturer / SAO Astrophysicist
Associate Director of CfA for HEAD
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street,
Office: B-408
Cambridge, MA 02138
MS-02

p: 617-495-7210
Jonathan E. Grindlay

Jonathan E. Grindlay

Robert Treat Paine Professor of Practical Astronomy

Research Interests: High Energy Astrophysics: Studies of accretion onto compact objects (black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs). Development of detectors and telescopes for wide-field imaging surveys of black holes discovered in soft-to-hard  X-rays. Time Domain Astrophysics: X-ray/optical/IR studies of Transients and variability of black holes in binaries and galactic nuclei to probe extreme physics phenomena and constrain black hole populations. Days-to-Century optical variability studies of stars and quasars with DASCH and followup spectroscopy to constrain formation and evolution of black holes.

Office B-420
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden St., MS-06
Cambridge, MA 02138
Fax: (617) 495-7356
p: (617) 495-7204
James M. Moran

James M. Moran

Donald H. Menzel Professor of Astrophysics

Research Interests: Radio Astronomy, Supermassive Black HoleMassive Star FormationActive Galactic NucleiExtragalactic Distance Scale, Cosmic Masers.
Instrumentation:  Astronomical Detectors and Telescopes , Very Long Baseline Interferometers

Office: M-336
160 Concord Street
Fax: 617-495-7345

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS-42
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617)495-7477
Nick  Murphy

Nick Murphy

Lecturer / SAO Astrophysicist

Research Interests: Plasma astrophysics, solar physics, magnetic reconnection, computational plasma physics, non-equilibrium ionization modeling, and …

Phone: 617-384-7830
Email: namurphy@cfa.harvard.edu
Paul Nulsen

Paul Nulsen

Lecturer / SAO Astrophysicist

Research interests: high energy astrophysics; X-ray astronomy; dynamics and gas dynamics; gas in galaxies and clusters; active galactic nuclei and …

Office: B-432
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS6
Cambridge MA 02138
Fax: +1 617 495 7356
p: +1 617 495 7043
John Raymond

John Raymond

Lecturer / SAO Astrophysicist

Spectroscopy and physics of the solar corona, especially flares and Coronal Mass Ejections.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
60 Garden Street, MS 15
Cambridge, MA 02138
jraymond@cfa.harvard.edu
Hossein Sadeghpour

Hossein Sadeghpour

Director of the Institute for Theoretical Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics (ITAMP), SAO Senior Scientist, Harvard Senior Research Fellow

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Office: B-321
60 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
MS 14

p: 617-495-7022

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