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.

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.

Andrés Alejandro Plazas Malagón

Andrés started working for DES as an undergraduate from the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia, where he was born) … Read more »

Gus Evrard

Gus is a big fan of numerical simulations, clusters of galaxies and (no big surprise) simulations of clusters of galaxies! … Read more »

David James

David’s primary research interests lie in the formation and evolution of solar-type and low-mass stars. Establishing stellar ages (using isochrones, … Read more »