Senior ITC Members

Avi Loeb

Avi Loeb

Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science
Chair, Department of Astronomy
Director, Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC)

Avi Loeb is the Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University. He serves as Chair of the Department of Astronomy, Founding Director of Harvard's Black Hole Initiative and Director of theInstitute for Theory and Computation (ITC).... Read more about Avi Loeb

Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS-51
Cambridge, MA, 02138
p: (617) 496-6808
Xingang Chen

Xingang Chen

Senior Lecturer Harvard Astronomy

Research interests: Theoretical cosmology, including: early universe models; primordial density perturbations; cosmic microwave background; large...

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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS-51
Cambridge, MA 02138
Office: P-219
p: 617-495-7452

Lars Hernquist

Mallinckrodt Professor of Astrophysics

Research Interests: Theoretical studies of dynamical processes in cosmology and galaxy formation/galaxy evolution. Numerical simulations of stellar dynamical and hydrodynamical systems. Investigations of the physics of compact objects, particularly neutron stars and the interplay between thermal and magnetic processes in strongly magnetized neutron stars.... Read more about Lars Hernquist

Perkin Lab, P-235
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden St., MS-51
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-4180

Karin Öberg

Professor of Astronomy

Research Interests:  Astrochemistry and its impact on planet formation, including the compositions of nascent planets. These topics are addressed using a combination of laboratory ice experiments, spatially and spectrally resolved millimeter observations, and theory.... Read more about Karin Öberg

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617)495-3752
Irwin Shapiro

Irwin Shapiro

Timken University Professor

Research Interests: Radio and radar techniques: applications to astrometry, astrophysics, geophysics, planetary physics, and tests of theories of gravitation; Pre-college and college science education: curriculum development and teacher training.... Read more about Irwin Shapiro

Perkin Lab, P-217
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS-51
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7300
Christopher Stubbs

Christopher Stubbs

Samuel C. Moncher Professor of Physics and of Astronomy

Research Interests:  Foundations of gravitational physics, searches for dark matter, and observational cosmology.... Read more about Christopher Stubbs

Christopher Stubbs
Samuel C. Moncher Professor of Physics and of Astronomy
17 Oxford Street
Harvard University
Cambridge MA 02138
stubbs@physics.harvard.edu

The group’s lab and office space are located at 106 McKay at the Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology.
p: (617)495-1454