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.

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 »

Donnacha Kirk

Donnacha works on Weak Lensing and the combination of different probes from DES and beyond to make the best measurements … Read more »

Andrew Liddle

Andrew is a theoretical cosmologist, working within the Theory and Combined Probes section of DES. His main interests are in … Read more »

Anthony Kremin

Anthony’s role in the Dark Energy Survey involves studying galaxy clusters, the largest gravitationally bound objects …

Leon Baruah

Leon was part of the DES Cluster Working Group (or, at least, he hung out with them more often than not).

Christina Krawiec

Christina is interested in weak gravitational lensing, specifically shear and magnification measurement, for the …

Matias Carrasco Kind

Matias is currently part of the DES Data Management Team at NCSA. Among other things, he works on photo-z …

Anthea King

Anthea King is involved in the QSO reverberation mapping project undertaken between DES and OzDES.