Astrophysics and Cosmology

Overview

Thirteen full-time faculty members are joined by staff, postdocs, and students in research on astrophysics and cosmology. Major areas of research include:

We address these questions from many angles: 

  • developing new instrumentation in the optical, millimeter, and sub-millimeter regimes; 
  • observations from the radio through x-ray; 
  • analysis of large survey datasets; 
  • computation and simulation; 
  • and theory. 

There is close collaboration between the astrophysics group and Penn researchers conducting laboratory and astrophysical studies of the nature of dark matter (Klein, Sanderson) and theoretical studies of gravitational and dark-sector physics (Khoury, Trodden). Many members of the department apply techniques from data science and machine learning to astronomical datasets (Bernardi, JainMadhavacherilSako, Sanderson).

Related Faculty

James Aguirre
  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
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Reese W. Flower Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics


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  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
Cullen Blake
  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
Mark Devlin

Reese W. Flower Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics


(215) 573-7521

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  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
Bhuvnesh Jain

Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Natural Sciences

Co-Director of the Penn Center for Particle Cosmology


(215) 573-5330

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  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
Justin Khoury
  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • Particle Physics
Adam Lidz
  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
Mathew Madhavacheril
  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
Masao Sako
  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
Robyn Sanderson

Assistant Professor


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  • Astrophysics and Cosmology

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Ravi K. Sheth

Professor and Graduate Chair


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  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
Mark Trodden

Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor of Physics

Co-Director of the Penn Center for Particle Cosmology


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  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • Particle Physics

News

Events



Astrophysics seminar: "TBA"

Jason Rhodes (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology)
Dec 7, 2022 - Aug 17, 2022 at - | David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 4C6


Astrophysics seminar: "TBA"

Nikhil Padmanabhan (Yale University)
- | David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 4C6


Astrophysics seminar: "TBA"

Kareem El-Badry (Harvard University)
- | David Rittenhoue Laboratory, 4C6