People

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
Meng Gu

Meng Gu

Graduate Student

Research Interest: Studies of the formation and evolution of massive galaxies in the universe using both observational and theoretical approaches.

Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS-10
Cambridge, MA 02138

Office: A-113
p: 617-496-0239
Xinyi Guo

Xinyi Guo

Graduate Student

Research Interests: Computational and theoretical astrophysics

Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS-10
Cambridge, MA 02138

Xinyi's office is A-107
p: (617) 496-0741
Lars Hernquist

Lars Hernquist

Mallinckrodt Professor of Astrophysics

Research Interests: Theoretical studies of dynamical processes in cosmology and galaxy formation/galaxy evolution. Numerical simulations of stellar dynamical and hydrodynamical systems. Investigations of the physics of compact objects, particularly neutron stars and the interplay between thermal and magnetic processes in strongly magnetized neutron stars.

Perkin Lab, P-235
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden St., MS-51
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-4180