Scientist of the Week

Each week, we find out what’s on the minds and in the hearts of our scientists. Get to know what they think about science, life and the far reaches of space. Careful, you’re seeing scientists as humans, in their natural habitats and sometimes their comedic wardrobes.

Erin Sheldon

  Erin is a member of faculty at the Brookhaven National Laboratory.   He is interested in the history and properties of our universe, … Read more »

Jack Elvin-Poole

  Jack is a PhD student at the University of Manchester. Jack works in the Large-Scale Structure group. He measures the … Read more »

Samuel Hinton

Samuel is a PhD student at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Most of his time with DES is spend … Read more »

J. Allyn Smith

J. Allyn Smith is a Professor at Austin Peay State University. He joined the faculty in 2006 with a B.S. in … Read more »

Michael Baumer

      Michael is a physics PhD Student at Stanford University studying the large-scale structure of dark matter in … Read more »

Mandeep Gill

    Mandeep is a staff scientist at Stanford University. He worked on the master lens database for the Strong … Read more »

Rachel Wolf

  Rachel is a member of the SN working group. She is currently working on new statistical techniques to infer … Read more »

Peter Melchior

      Peter’s main research interest is in weak lensing, especially of galaxy clusters. He led the first analysis team … Read more »

Ross Cawthon

Large-scale structure (LSS) in cosmology refers to the distribution of visible matter, dark matter, galaxies, galaxy clusters, basically everything with … Read more »

Michael Troxel

Michael co-leads the weak lensing working group of DES, which means he’s responsible for coordinating weak lensing catalog creation and … Read more »