Astrophysics and Astro-Particle Physics

Astrophysics at Brandeis University has, until recently, concentrated on extragalatic radio astronomy and the high resolution imaging of quasars and radio galaxies. See also the web pages of Professors John Wardle and David Roberts (emeritus).

With the recent appointment of Professor Marcelle Soares-Santos and Professor Bjoern Penning to the Physics faculty, the focus has moved towards dark matter and dark energy, in addition to radio astronomy. This has prompted changing our description to Astrophysics and Astro-Particle Physics.

Professor Soares-Santos studies Dark Energy, Cosmology and Astrophysics with the Dark Energy Survey (DES) and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)

Professor Penning is interested in a wide range of dark matter (DM) searches. He performs direct DM searches at the LUX-Zeplin (LZ) experiment, and has carried out collider DM searches with the Large Hadron Collider, using both the CMS and ATLAS detectors. Professor Penning is also a member of the Experimental High Energy Group.



Radio Astronomy Group