Daniel Castro                                              


I am an astrophysicist currently working as a Postdoctoral Associate at the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, in MIT. 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.


About Me


  1. 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.

  2. 03/07/2014 - My interview for “NASA’s Unexplained Files” about Cygnus X-1 aired last night on Science TV.

  3. 02/12/2014 - Now working with some of the students at Hurley K-8 on their Science Fair 2014 projects, Fun!

  4. 12/10/2013 - Long Beach, NC State, Monterey, Madrid, London, Oxford, Cambridge, Irvine and Kyoto, it has been a busy conference/meeting/collaboration 2013.

  5. 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

  6. 10/12/2011 - I have started working as a Postdoctoral Associate at MKI

  7. 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.


Kavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Ave, 37-664h

Cambridge MA 02139 USA


castro at space.mit.edu