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.

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 »

Aurelio Carnero Rosell

Aurelio is an active member of the large scale structure, galaxy evolution and photo-z working groups. He is also leading … Read more »

Rick Kessler

Rick is part of the Supernova (SN) group in DES – where we discover thousands of Type Ia SNe and … Read more »

Marcelle Soares-Santos

 Marcelle is coordinator of DESGW project, which had a very exciting year in 2017 with the incredible discovery and analysis of … Read more »

Josh Frieman

Josh is the Director of the Dark Energy Survey. His research interests include multiple probes of dark energy and cosmic … Read more »

Paul Martini

Paul is one of the organizers of the Quasar Group, and is very interested in supermassive black holes, galaxies, and …

Kathy Romer

Kathy co-coordinates a working group that focuses on the scientific exploitation of clusters of galaxies detected by DES.

Basílio Xavier Santiago

Basílio has been coordinating the Milky-Way Science working group since its creation in late 2008 and has several graduate students … Read more »