Nathan P. Lourie

Graduate Students

DRL High Bay


Nathan holds a BA in Physics awarded from Kenyon College (2010), and a MS in Physics & Astronomy awarded from University of Pennsylvania (2014).

Research Interests

Nathan designs, builds, and tests flight hardware for BLAST-TNG, The Next Generation Balloon-borne Large-Aperture Submillimeter Telescope. He uses submillimeter polarimetry to probe the role of magnetic fields in star formation, better understand the physics of interstellar dust, and characterize dust foregrounds for cosmological observations. Nathan is a former NASA engineer, and space exploration enthusiast. He is always looking for new outreach opportunities to pass along his passion for science to younger students and the Philadelphia community.