Instrumentation

David Charbonneau

David Charbonneau

Professor of Astronomy
Harvard College Professor

 

Research Interests: Detection and characterization of extrasolar planets, with the goal of studying inhabited worlds. In pursuit of this goal I also pursue novel ground-based and space-based instrumentation, and studies of stellar astrophysics.

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street MS-16
Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone: 617 496 6515
p: (617) 495-3752
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
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
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
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