Robert P. Kirshner

      Clowes Professor of Science

      Harvard University

Photo credit: Lynn Barry Hetherington

 

Contact Information

 

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

60 Garden St. , MS 19

Cambridge, MA 02138 

 

Office: P-322, 

Phone: (617) 495-7519, 

Fax: (617) 495-7467

rkirshner@cfa.harvard.edu

Assistant: Lisa Catella (617) 495-7390

 

Teaching, Lectures, Popular Writing 

 

Science of the Physical Universe 19: The Energetic Universe a general education course at Harvard College

 

The Extravagant Universe:  exploding stars, dark energy and the accelerating cosmos  From Princeton University Press—now translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, and Czech

 

Speaking engagements through Jodi Solomon Speakers

 

Annenberg Foundation Web-based physics course: Dark Energy unit

 


 


Biographical Information

 

Brief Biography

 

Papers on astro-ph

 

CV & Recent Publications (pdf)

 

 

Discovery of Dark Energy

 

Thoughts on the discovery of dark energy

 

Cfa Announcement of Gruber Prize

 

APS Letters about discovery of cosmic acceleration

 

Physics World on discovery of cosmic acceleration

 

Fundamentals of Supernova Cosmology

 

 

Scientific Activities

 

The CfA Supernova Group

 

ESSENCE: Measuring the Equation of State of the Universe

 

The High-Z Supernova Team

      

       SINS: The Supernova INtensive Survey