Chair of the Department
Research Interests: Cosmology and extragalactic astronomy with a mix of theoretical and observational methods; the development of the baryon acoustic oscillation method to measure the cosmic distance scale and study dark energy.
Professor Eisenstein received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1996 and then held postdoctoral positions at the Institute for Advanced Study and the University of Chicago. He was on the University of Arizona astronomy faculty for 9 years before moving to his current position as a professor of astronomy at Harvard University in 2010. He has been active in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey since 1998 and is currently the Director of SDSS-III. He is now serving as chair of the National Science Foundation Astronomy Portfolio Review committee.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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