Planetary Astronomy

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
Dimitar Sasselov

Dimitar Sasselov

Phillips Professor of Astronomy
Director, Origins of Life Initiative
Senior Advisor in the Sciences for Advanced Study

Research Interests:  Professor Sasselov studies, among other things, extrasolar planets, and he's a co-investigator on NASA's Kepler mission, which is monitoring 100,000 stars in a three-year hunt for exoplanets -- including Jupiter-sized giants. Sasselov watches for exoplanets by looking for transits, the act of a planet passing across the face of its star, dimming its light and changing its chemical signature. This simple, elegant way of searching has led to a bounty of newly discovered planets.... Read more about Dimitar Sasselov

Perkin Lab, P-336
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS-16
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7451
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
John Lewis

John Lewis

Graduate Student

Research interests : Observational studies of star formation, giant molecular clouds, starburst galaxies, and galaxy evolution

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS-10
Cambridge, MA 02138

John's office is A-110
p: (617) 496-3908
Jane Huang

Jane Huang

Graduate Student

Research Interests: Astrochemistry, radio interferometry, interstellar medium

Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS-10
Cambridge, MA 02138
Office: A-105

Jane's office is A-106
p: 617-495-9229

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