Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Pennsylvania
209 S. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6396
Office: (215) 898-5942
FAX: (412) 898-2010
e-mail: shethrk@physics.upenn.edu

Professional Preparation
ICTP Senior Research Scientist 2011 - 2012
University of Pennsylvania Professor July 2009 - present
University of Pennsylvania Associate Professor July 2007 - June 2009
University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor January 2005 - June 2007
University of Pittsburgh Assistant Professor January 2002 - December 2004
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Research Associate October 1999 - December 2001
Max-Planck Institut fuer Astrophysik Post-doctoral Researcher October 1996 - October 1999
University of California, Berkeley Post-doctoral Teaching Assistant April 1994 - October 1996
Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University Ph.D. in Astrophysics September 1990 - April 1994
(Marshall Scholar) Thesis: ``Gravitational clustering of galaxies'' Adviser: Prof. W. C. Saslaw
Haverford College B.Sc. in Physics (High Honors) September 1986 - May 1990
Kodaikanal International School Four Higher Level I.B. certificates July 1983 - May 1986

Grants and Awards
NASA-ATP 2011-2014 (with G. Bernstein) Galaxies, halos and mass as cosmological tests $417k
NSF Theory 2009-2013 Stochastic bias and ellipsoidal collapse $407k
Westerbork Radio Telescope (PI M. Aragon) The gas content of void galaxies 195 hours (2006-2007)
NSF Theory 2005-2008 Accounting for Distance Errors in Cosmology $295k
HST Cycle 14 Archival (with A. Connolly) Marked correlations and galaxy evolution $80k
HST Cycle 13 Snapshot Survey (with M. Bernardi) The most massive galaxies in the Universe: Double Trouble? $110k
NASA ADP 2003-2006 (with M. Takada) Hot and cold spots in the WMAP sky $130k
NSF Theory 2003-2007 (with B. Jain) Substructure and galaxy formation $235k
NCSA-PSC TCS1 (with J. Colberg, R. Thacker and H. Couchman) Numerical simulations of self-similar gravitational clustering 35k units
US-Israel BSF (with A. Nusser) Cosmology with the Lyman-alpha forest $36k
NASA ATP 2002-2006 (with A. Connolly) Marked Correlation functions and the evolution of galaxy biasing $290k
UPitt FRG II Ellipsoidal collapse and the shapes of the largest gravitationally bound objects $3k

Students and Postdocs


Organization of International Conferences

Editorial Work, Review Articles and Books

Work in Progress

Primary Refereed Publications

SDSS Working Group Publications Conference Proceedings