MIT Kavli Institute Directory

David Goldfinger

Graduate Student, Physics Graduate Student
David was born in Philadelphia, PA and received his bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis before coming to MIT in 2013.  Outside of the lab, David has remained involved with Science Olympiad in a variety of roles since his younger days as a competitor and thinks that it is a great program for getting students excited about science.
Research interests: 

David works on Micro-X, a sounding rocket borne X-ray telescope, and enjoys getting his hands dirty working with all sorts of hardware.  David is interested in a variety of topics that can be explored with X-rays; one of the most exciting at the moment is the prospect of using Micro-X for an indirect dark matter search.

Please note: Micro-X and Figueroa Group now at Northwestern University, Department of Physics & Astronomy

Honors and awards: 

2014 NASA Space Technology Research Fellow
2013 Washington University Senior Physics Prize