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Tanveer Karim

Center for Astrophysics


I am a fourth-year graduate student at the Department of Astronomy, Harvard University. My research interests include cosmology, specifically large-scale structure. I am currently working with Dr. Daniel Eisenstein in the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) collaboration, whose goal is to measure the expansion rate of the Universe over the past 11 billion years. The broad goal of my dissertation is understanding how emission-line galaxies (ELGs) will help DESI constrain fundamental cosmological parameters. Prior to DESI, I was involved in research projects related to stellar and galactic astronomy. Outside of astronomy, I am interested in science policy and science diplomacy. I enjoy learning languages, reading books and travelling in my spare time.

B.S. in Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester; A.M. in Astronomy, Harvard University; Ph.D. in Astronomy (expected), Harvard University