Joseph Clampitt

Physics and Astronomy

(215) 898-7942

I completed my PhD in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. I now work at Penn as a postdoctoral researcher in Cosmology and Astrophysics. My main research topics are statistical measurements of galaxy, void, and filament properties using gravitational lensing, with both Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and Dark Energy Survey (DES) data. In addition to lensing data analysis, I have proposed several tests to distinguish between General Relativity and alternative gravity models.

For more information, see these two websites I maintain:

Professional website

Here I describe in plain English my research topics: gravitational lensing, cosmic voids, and modified gravity. This research page also includes some information on the Dark Energy Survey telescope and Large Hadron Collider, which I worked on the LHC as an undergrad. This site also lists my publications, invited research presentations, and research and teaching experience. Finally, it includes a page with documentation and a download link to my SDSS void catalog.

Science PhD Guide blog

This blog focuses on research tips for science PhD students. I describe some of the research skills that were most helpful during my own PhD. These are grouped into a few categories such as finding research topics and sharing your research results through writing and speaking. Other articles cover strategies for investing time rather than squandering it, reviews of books, or common PhD problems.