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.

Ofer Lahav

  Ofer’s research interests are cosmological probes and advanced statistical methods. He has been involved in DES since 2004, just … Read more »

Peter Melchior

    Peter is a staff scientist at Princeton University. His research interests focus on data analysis & weak lensing … Read more »

Alex Drlica-Wagner

Alex is interested is in using DES to understand the fundamental nature of dark matter. His research focuses finding and … Read more »

Ashley Ross

  Ashley is interested in using the positions of galaxies on the sky to probe the physical laws that describe … Read more »

Dragan Huterer

  Dragan works on using the DES data to test the currently favored cosmological model. We are looking for internal … Read more »

Ryan Keisler

  Ryan worked on the South Pole Telescope project for about ten years, and his connection to DES comes through … Read more »

Tim Eifler

Tim’s main interest is understanding the fundamental physics processes that govern our universe. In particular, he is interested in testing … Read more »

Tamara Davis

Tamara’s background is in theoretical cosmology, but since her first postdoc she’s been applying that to data… specifically large surveys … Read more »

Eduardo Rozo

Eduardo is the co-chair of the Theory and Combined Probes working group. He also spends a lot of time thinking … Read more »

Manda Banerji

  Manda’s main research interest is understanding the formation and evolution of distant galaxies and the supermassive black holes that … Read more »