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.

Christopher Bonnett

Christopher works on estimating the distances to galaxies via photometric redshifts.                   … Read more »

Tomasz Kacprzak

Tomasz’s research is focused on cosmological measurements using weak gravitational lensing. This unique method allows us to directly probe the … Read more »

Stephen Kent

Stephen has been working on DES since the beginning of the project. Early on he worked on evaluating various optical … Read more »

David Bacon

David is interested in understanding the gravity found in different parts of the Universe. We can make vast cosmic maps … Read more »

Keith Bechtol

Keith’s current research involves the search for ultra-faint galaxies orbiting the Milky Way. The Milky Way has roughly a hundred … Read more »

Michael Johnson

Michael works on the operations team for DES data management (DESDM). DESDM is responsible for “processing” all the images that … Read more »

Ricardo Ogando

Astronomy progress is often made by serendipitous discoveries. Keep looking and you will find something in the sky. DES, and … Read more »

Ravi Gupta

Ravi works in the Supernova Group and researches the galaxies that host Type Ia supernovae. He’s currently writing a paper … Read more »

Arya Farahi

Arya works on Large Scale Structure simulations and is trying to mimic our Universe using the most up-to-date simulation technology. … Read more »

Chihway Chang

Chihway is interested in weak lensing (mass mapping, galaxy-galaxy lensing) and image simulations.