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.

Agnès Ferté

Agnès Ferté is a postdoc at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). After growing up in the French countryside near Reims, … Read more »

Ben Moews

Ben Moews is a PhD student and Principal’s Career Development Scholar at the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Astronomy. He … Read more »

Niall MacCrann

Niall MacCrann is a postdoc at The Ohio State University. He works on many topics related to weak gravitational lensing, … Read more »

Lucas Secco

Lucas Secco is a graduate student from the University of Pennsylvania and originally from Brazil. He works on several aspects … Read more »

Ting-Yun Cheng (Sunny)

Ting-Yun is a graduate student at the University of Nottingham, UK. She is interested in galaxy evolution and formation, and … Read more »

Jen Locke

Jen Locke is an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania. She works on variable stars, specifically quasars, RR Lyrae, Cepheids, … Read more »

Rich Kron

Rich Kron is the Project Director of the Dark Energy Survey. Before becoming Director in 2018, he had been Deputy … Read more »

Maria Elidaiana da Silva Pereira

Maria Elidaiana is a postdoctoral researcher at Brandeis University. She studies galaxy clusters via weak gravitational lensing. Specifically, she’s working … Read more »

Pedro Bernardinelli

Pedro Bernardinelli is a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania. He works on solar system science inside DES including … Read more »

Alexandra Amon

Alexandra Amon is a postdoc at the Kavli Institute of Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University and the SLAC … Read more »