High-Energy Astrophysics

Xuening Bai

Xuening Bai

Lecturer / ITC Research Associate

Research Interests:

  • Planet formation: gas dynamics, chemistry and evolution of protoplanetary disks, dust dynamics and transport, planetesimal …
Institute for Theory and Computation
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden St., MS-51, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Office: P-216

p: Phone: (+1) 617-496-7906
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
Shep Doeleman

Shep Doeleman

SAO Astronomer
Harvard Senior Research Fellow

My research focuses on studying super massive black holes with sufficient resolution to directly observe the event horizon.

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS-42
Cambridge, MA 02138
Office: M-219
p: 617-496-7762
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
Avi Loeb

Avi Loeb

Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science
Chair, Astronomy Department
Director, Institute for Theory and ComputationFounding Director, Black Hole Initiative (BHI) Chair, Breakthrough Starshot Advisory Committee Vice Chair, Board on Physics and Astronomy, National Academies
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS-51
Cambridge, MA, 02138
p: (617) 496-6808
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

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