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.

Jörg Dietrich

Jörg mostly works on galaxy clusters and gravitational lensing. He coordinates the work of like-minded people in the Cluster Lensing … Read more »

Douglas Tucker

Douglas has been the DES Calibrations Scientist since the role was created in September 2007. His current science interests include … Read more »

Scott Dodelson

Scott is very interested in how we can learn about fundamental physics by studying the cosmos. DES has proved to … Read more »

Eric Suchyta

Eric is most enthusiastic to work on projects at the intersection of software and science. He was part of the … Read more »

Rutuparna Das

Rutu is currently working on galaxy cluster cosmology using weak lensing. This means she is measuring how massive a cluster … Read more »

Yuanyuan Zhang

Yuanyuan’s main interest is to understand the galaxies inside galaxy clusters. Galaxy clusters contain more than just galaxies, like plasma … Read more »

David Parkinson

At the University of Sussex, David was part of the DES supernova project, looking at predicted constraints on the dark … Read more »

Shantanu Desai

Shantanu is interested in galaxy clusters and data management. He is also interested in the development of astronomical codes for … Read more »

Meghan Gray

Meghan is interested in clusters of galaxies: not only because they are the most massive gravitationally bound structures in the … Read more »

Brad Tucker

Brad works on OzDES, which is the Australian DES collaboration that uses the 4-meter AAT telescope at Siding Spring Observatory … Read more »