People

Jane Huang

Jane Huang

Graduate Student

Research Interests: Astrochemistry, radio interferometry, interstellar medium

Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS-10
Cambridge, MA 02138
Office: A-105

Jane's office is A-106
p: 617-495-9229
Kirit  Karkare

Kirit Karkare

Graduate Student

Research Interests: Radio and submillimeter instrumentation, observational cosmology, specialized teaching for laboratory sciences

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

Kirit's office is A-205
p: (617) 495-7394
Robert  P. Kirshner

Robert P. Kirshner

Clowes Professor of Science

Research interests:   Observations of supernovae for themselves and for cosmology using HST, Magellan, MMT, and the Whipple Observatory.  Use of rest frame infrared observations for Type Ia supernovae to improve measurements of dark energy properties.  Ongoing Hubble Space Telescope study of SN 1987A, the brightest since 1604!

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
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
Tanmoy Laskar

Tanmoy Laskar

Jansky Fellow at Berkeley
Thesis Title: The Diversity and Versatility of Gamma-ray Bursts

Research Interests: Time-domain astronomy, radio astronomy


Email: tlaskar@cfa.harvard.edu
Alternate email: laskar@berkeley.edu

Address:
501 Campbell Hall SPC 3411
Berkeley, CA 94720-3411

Office: 251
p: (617) 899-9361

Professional Website: scholar.harvard.edu/laskar
p: (617) 899-9361
John Lewis

John Lewis

Graduate Student

Research interests : Observational studies of star formation, giant molecular clouds, starburst galaxies, and galaxy evolution

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

John's office is A-110
p: (617) 496-3908
Gongjie  Li

Gongjie Li

Harvard Junior Fellow with the ITC
Thesis TItle: Long-term Dynamics of High Mass Ratio Multiples

Research Interests: Long-term orbital evolution in large mass ratio multiples

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

Gongjie's office is P-201
p: (617) 495-7004
Ragnhild  Lunnan

Ragnhild Lunnan

Dual post-doctoral fellowship with Caltech and the University of Stockholm
Thesis Title: The Properties and Environments of Superluminous Supernovae

Research Interests: Unusual transients, time-domain astronomy, observational astronomy

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

Ragnhild's office is P-302
p: (617) 495-4142