The MIT Kavli Institute paves the way for new developments in space- & ground-based astrophysics. Our faculty, research staff, and students develop technology & instrumentation with a focus on an engineering and technical core.
Researchers at The Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research explore extreme and unusual phenomena found beyond the Earth including extrasolar planets, black holes, neutron stars, and distant galaxies and clusters of galaxies.
Associate Director, MIT Kavli InstituteAdministration
I do observational research on clusters of galaxies and I develop instrumentation, mainly for high-energy astrophysics. Recently my observational work has focused on the astrophysics of a new collection--clusters detected in a Sunyaev-Zeldovich survey performed by the South Pole Telescope, and on hitherto unexplored regions at the outskirts of clusters. I am also working with groups at MKI and at MIT Lincoln Laboratory on next-generation active pixel X-ray imaging detectors.