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.

Samuel Hinton

Samuel is a PhD student at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Most of his time with DES is spend … Read more »

J. Allyn Smith

J. Allyn Smith is a Professor at Austin Peay State University. He joined the faculty in 2006 with a B.S. in … Read more »

Michael Baumer

      Michael is a physics PhD Student at Stanford University studying the large-scale structure of dark matter in … Read more »

Mandeep Gill

    Mandeep Gill is a staff researcher at Stanford University. He has worked on the master lens database for … Read more »

Rachel Wolf

  Rachel is a member of the SN working group. She is currently working on new statistical techniques to infer … Read more »

Ross Cawthon

Large-scale structure (LSS) in cosmology refers to the distribution of visible matter, dark matter, galaxies, galaxy clusters, basically everything with … Read more »

Michael Troxel

Michael co-leads the weak lensing working group of DES, which means he’s responsible for coordinating weak lensing catalog creation and … Read more »

Matthias Klein

    Matthias is interested in galaxy clusters and what we can learn from them for cosmology and physics. At … Read more »

Eric Baxter

    Eric works on several cosmology-related projects in DES. Recently, he’s been exploring ways to combine data from DES … Read more »

Mike Jarvis

    Mike is the co-coordinator of the Shear Pipeline Development and Testing subgroup and more generally an active member … Read more »