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.

Eric Baxter

    Eric works on several cosmology-related projects in DES. Recently, he’s been exploring ways to combine data from DES … Read more »

Mike Jarvis

    Mike is the co-coordinator of the Shear Pipeline Development and Testing subgroup and more generally an active member … Read more »

Alex Drlica-Wagner

Alex is interested is in using DES to understand the fundamental nature of dark matter. His research focuses finding and … Read more »

Chris D’Andrea

  Chris studies supernovae, both as probes of cosmology and as fascinating astrophysical events. He coordinated all the spectroscopic followup … Read more »

Antonella Palmese

Clusters of galaxies are the largest gravitationally bound structures in the universe and they carry a lot of interesting information … Read more »

Marc Manera

  Marc is interested in probing fundamental physics from the positions and velocities of galaxies. By looking at how galaxies … Read more »

Ofer Lahav

  Ofer’s research interests are cosmological probes and advanced statistical methods. He has been involved in DES since 2004, just … Read more »

Ashley Ross

  Ashley is interested in using the positions of galaxies on the sky to probe the physical laws that describe … Read more »

Dragan Huterer

  Dragan works on using the DES data to test the currently favored cosmological model. We are looking for internal … Read more »

Ryan Keisler

  Ryan worked on the South Pole Telescope project for about ten years, and his connection to DES comes through … Read more »