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.

Sahar Allam

    Good calibration is an essential requirement for DES science, so Sahar has volunteered to help in the calibration … Read more »

Ed Macaulay

    Ed is currently working on modeling the effects of gravitational lensing and peculiar velocities for the DES supernova … Read more »

Cristiano Sabiu

    Cristiano was working in the Weak lensing and Large scale structure working groups. Now, he’s working in DESI, … Read more »

Szymon Prajs

Szymon’s research interests are mainly the observational properties of Superluminous Supernovae. He’s part of the Supernova working group within DES. … Read more »

Joanna Woo

Joanna is working on quantifying galaxy environments in DES with the goal of identifying and studying low mass isolated galaxies. … Read more »

Ting Li

Ting’s main research interest is to study the stellar substructure in our own Milky Way — dwarf galaxies and stellar … Read more »

Boris Leistedt

Boris’ primary research interest is data analysis. We asked Boris a few more questions — here’s what he had to say:

Nacho Sevilla

Nacho is specially attracted (no pun intented) to the fundamental questions that cosmological observations can help answer, for example, the … Read more »

Fernanda Ostrovski

Fernanda started doing research-related work in her second year as an undergraduate. Though she didn’t quite know what she wanted … Read more »

Bob Nichol

Bob is interested in testing cosmology with supernovae and clusters of galaxies. He was co-chair of the SN working group … Read more »