SN 1994D The CfA Supernova Group

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To contact someone in the SN group, please use the email name provided and append: @cfa.harvard.edu


Group Leader

Robert Kirshner
Scientific interests:
  • Observations of supernovae
  • Supernova remnants
  • Galaxy dynamics and evolution
  • Clusters and galaxy distributions

ADS Publication Listing:   All1st author

Email: rkirshner      [Personal webpage]


Group Spirit

Pete Challis

Scientific interests:

  • Observations of supernovae & other transients
  • Data reduction and interpretation

ADS Publication Listing:   All,  1st author   

Email: pchallis      [Personal webpage]


Local Group

Ryan Foley

Clay Fellow

Scientific interests:
  • Unusual Supernovae
  • Cosmology

ADS Publication Listing:   All,   1st author
Email: rfoley      [Personal webpage]

Howie Marion

Post-doc with Kirshner

Scientific interests:
  • Near-infrared spectroscopy of supernovae
  • Observations of supernovae & other transients
  • Explosion physics of SN Ia, Ib, & Ic

ADS Publication Listing:   All,   1st author
Email: gmarion      [Personal webpage]

Andy Friedman

Grad Student

Scientific interests:
  • Infrared observations and photometry of Type Ia supernovae
  • Optical and Near-Infrared colors of Type Ia supernovae
  • Supernova Cosmology and Dark Energy
  • Gamma-Ray Burst Energetics and Spectra

ADS Publication Listing:   All,   1st author
Email: afriedman      [Personal webpage]      [PAIRITEL]

Kaisey Mandel

Grad Student

Scientific interests:
  • Bayesian statistical models and inference with supernova data
  • SN Ia as standard candles in the near infrared (NIR)
  • Cosmology with supernovae

ADS Publication Listing:   All,   1st author
Email: kmandel      [Personal webpage]

Gautham Narayan

Grad Student

Scientific interests:
  • UV + Optical models of SN Ia
  • Photometric typing and redshifts
  • Cosmology with Supernovae
  • Peculiar SN Ia and their impact on cosmology

ADS Publication Listing:   All,   1st author
Email: gnarayan      [Personal webpage]

Sam Meyer

Undergrad Student

Scientific interests:
  • Supernovae
  • Cosmology

ADS Publication Listing: TBA
Email: smeyer at college       [Personal webpage]


Harvard Colleagues
Edo Berger (CfA)       [Personal webpage]    Email: eberger
Ryan Chornock (CfA)       [Personal webpage]    Email: rchornock
Alicia Soderberg (CfA)       [Personal webpage]    Email: asoderberg
Chris Stubbs (Physics)       [Personal webpage]    Email: stubbs at physics

Distinguished Alumni
Stephane Blondin (CPPM),   Peter Garnavich (Notre Dame),   Malcolm Hicken,   Saurabh Jha (Rutgers),   Bruno Leibundgut (ESO),   Tom Matheson (NOAO),   Maryam Modjaz (Columbia),   Armin Rest (STScI),   Adam Riess (STScI),   Brian Schmidt (RSAA),   Chris Smith (CTIO-NOAO)


Most recent update: November 2010