People

Douglas  Rubin

Douglas Rubin

Graduate Student (Physics)
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street,
Office: B-227
Cambridge, MA 02138
MS-10

p: 617-495-9245
Sarah Rugheimer

Sarah Rugheimer

Simons Post-Doctoral Fellowship at St. Andrews, Scotland
Thesis Title: Hues of Habitability: Characterizing Pale Blue Dots Around Other Stars

Research Interest: Exoplanet atmospheres

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

Sarah's office is P-301
p: (617) 496-4386
Dimitar Sasselov

Dimitar Sasselov

Phillips Professor of Astronomy
Director, Origins of Life Initiative
Senior Advisor in the Sciences for Advanced Study

Research Interests:  Professor Sasselov studies, among other things, extrasolar planets, and he's a co-investigator on NASA's Kepler mission, which is monitoring 100,000 stars in a three-year hunt for exoplanets -- including Jupiter-sized giants. Sasselov watches for exoplanets by looking for transits, the act of a planet passing across the face of its star, dimming its light and changing its chemical signature. This simple, elegant way of searching has led to a bounty of newly discovered planets.

Perkin Lab, P-336
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS-16
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7451
Robb Scholten

Robb Scholten

Graduate Coordinator
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS 46
Cambridge, MA 02138

Fax: 617-495-7008
Office: 60 Garden St, Room P-241
p: 617-495-3752
Yutong Shan

Yutong Shan

Graduate Student
Research Interests: Low-mass binary star systems, stellar multiplicity 

Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street A-201c
Cambridge, MA 02138

Yutong's office is A-201c

Yutong's office is A-107
p: 617-495-5989
Irwin Shapiro

Irwin Shapiro

Timken University Professor

Research Interests: Radio and radar techniques: applications to astrometry, astrophysics, geophysics, planetary physics, and tests of theories of gravitation; Pre-college and college science education: curriculum development and teacher training.

Perkin Lab, P-217
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS-51
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7300
Howard Smith

Howard Smith

Lecturer / SAO Astrophysicist

Research Interests: Massive star formation in galactic and extragalactic environments; luminous merging galaxies with normal, starburst and/or AGN activity; …

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street,
Office: M-219
Cambridge, MA 02138
MS-65

p: 617-496-2198