Daniel Castro                                              


I am an astrophysicist currently working as a Visiting Scientist with the Fermi-LAT group at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. My research interests are in the field of high energy astrophysics, and in particular the study of supernova remnants (SNRs) and energetic pulsars. Currently, the bulk of my work is focused on X-ray and gamma ray observations and analyses of SNRs, as well as analytical and computational approaches to the understanding of cosmic ray acceleration in SNR shocks. Additionally, I am interested on how X-ray micro-calorimeter detectors help us understand shocked plasmas and possibly search for dark matter.

About Me


  1. 11/16/2015 - I just moved to DC and started working as a Visiting Scientist with the fantastic Fermi-LAT team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

  2. 08/25/2015 - My former student and current Air Force fighter pilot in training Tim Joubert has just submitted his first paper for publication in the Astrophysical Journal. Check it out in the ArXiV (1508.05426).

  3. 09/01/2014 - Just returned from a busy antipodean trip: presentation at CAASTRO Conference on Supernovae and Supernova Remnants (Coffs Harbour, AUS), invited seminar at Monash University (Melbourne, AUS) and colloquium at Victoria University of Wellington (Wellington, NZ).

  4. 03/14/2014 - I have Just been invited to give talks at Los Alamos and NYU Abu Dhabi. Additionally, I will be an instructor in the 2014 Fermi Summer School, in Delaware.

  5. 03/07/2014 - My interview for “NASA’s Unexplained Files” about Cygnus X-1 aired last night on Science TV.

  6. 02/12/2014 - Now working with some of the students at Hurley K-8 on their Science Fair 2014 projects, Fun!

  7. 12/10/2013 - Long Beach, NC State, Monterey, Madrid, London, Oxford, Cambridge, Irvine and Kyoto, it has been a busy conference/meeting/collaboration 2013.

  8. 07/17/2012 - I will give a public talk at the Science Cafe in Middlesex Lounge (Mass Ave, Cambridge MA) tonight, sponsored by the National Society of Hispanic Physicists, WBGH-Boston and NOVA Science

  9. 10/12/2011 - I have started working as a Postdoctoral Associate at MKI

  10. 03/08/2011 - I have been offered a postdoctoral position at the MIT Kavli Institute, under the supervision of Prof. Figueroa-Feliciano, and in collaboration with the HETG team, and Dr. D. Dewey in particular. I will be joining them from summer onwards.


NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Mail Code: 661

Greenbelt, MD 20771


castro at mit.edu