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.

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 »

Tesla Jeltema

Within DES, Tesla studies clusters of galaxies. Clusters are the largest collapsed objects in our universe, and they form only … Read more »

William Wester

  William was one of the original members of DES participating in discussions back in 2003 on whether we should … Read more »

Clare Wethers

Clare is interested in the way galaxies form and evolve. At the moment, she’s using DES data to look at the … Read more »

James Etherington

As part of my PhD (2012-16), James studied galaxy formation and evolution using the DES science verification data. In particular, … Read more »

Paul Ricker

  Paul’s research interests include galaxy clusters, binary stars, and supernovae. In DES, his roles include: Institutional representative for UIUC, member … Read more »

Dillon Brout

Dillon is passionate about measuring the nature of dark energy using both supernovae and gravitational wave merger events. As a … Read more »