Astronomy, Astrophysics, Cosmology


Carlos Argüelles-Delgado

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory has observed high-energy neutrinos produced in some of the most violent processes in the Universe. But despite of more than a decade of observations only a few neutrino sources have been... Continue Reading

Evan Schneider

My research lies at the intersection of astrophysics and software engineering. As an astrophysicist, I study how galaxies evolve; in particular, I investigate how supernova explosions and other energetic phenomena blow gas out of star-forming... Continue Reading

Rodriguez, Carl

Since 2015, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) has detected nearly 100 gravitational waves from merging black holes across the Universe. But despite this wealth of new astronomical data and the enormous questions it can... Continue Reading

Wen-fai Fong

Astronomical surveys which repeatedly image the sky have revealed that our universe is full of cosmic transients, or sources that change in brightness over time. As a Packard Fellow, I will identify the origins of... Continue Reading

Blakesley Burkhart

Magnetized turbulence is the cornerstone of astrophysical fluid dynamics and related processes such as star formation, cosmic ray propagation, accretion disk physics, and the structure of the interstellar medium. Richard Feynman aptly described turbulence as... Continue Reading

Elisabeth Krause

Cosmic acceleration is one of the most surprising cosmological discovery in decades, as it lies outside the standard model of physics. It could be caused by repulsive vacuum energy, it could be driven by a... Continue Reading

Lauren Ilsedore Cleeves

Planets form from the cold molecular disks surrounding Myr-old stars. These stars are energetically active in their youth, emitting high fluxes of UV and X-ray photons along with energetic particles. Nearby stars in the cluster... Continue Reading

Peter Behroozi

My proposed research reveals a transformative picture of how supermassive black holes form in galaxies, and how a black hole’s formation in turn affects its host galaxy. This approach resolves the most critical, missing pieces... Continue Reading

Courtney Dressing

Currently, the Earth is the only planet known to harbor life. My group will advance the search for life on other planets and launch the new field of comprehensive planetary habitability by pursuing three key... Continue Reading

Daniel Scolnic

Our best end-to-end test of cosmology, comparing my team’s measured size of the universe today to the predicted size of the universe today using early-universe measurements and our standard model of cosmology, fails. This failure... Continue Reading