Experimental & Observational Astrophysics and Cosmology
Professor Funk's research interests focus on high energy astrophysics with instruments spanning the energy range from keV X-rays to the highest-energy gamma-rays de
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Kent Irwin has a joint faculty appointment with the Physics Department and the Particle Physics and Astrophysics and Photon Science Departments of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. He joins Stanford from the National Institute of Standards and Technology at Boulder, Colorado, where his research focussed on experiments to probe the nature of dark matter and dark energy, gravity at large scales, the mass and number of neutrino species, the characteristics of inflation and the cosmic gravity wave background, and the evolution of structure and disposition of baryonic matter in the
My interests are in the area of cosmology and the large-scale structure of the Universe. My work addresses the "big questions" facing contemporary cosmology: Is the universe flat? Is there a non-zero cosmological constant? Did structure in the contemporary universe emerge from the very nearly uniform primordial distribution of matter solely via the process of gravitational instability? What is the nature of the "dark matter" believed to constitute 90 percent of the total mass of the universe?
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Current research interests include Science with Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope and Technical Developments and Science with Hard X-Ray Free Electron Lasers
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What is the structure and dynamics of the interior of the sun, and how do they affect solar activity?
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What are the physical conditions around compact objects? How do they accelerate particles to the highest energies seen?
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My research is in experimental and observational astrophysics, with the current focus on observations of the high-energy universe with the Large Area Telescope (LAT) on the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Historically, I have also done research on gravitational radiation detection. Currently, I lead the international collaboration that built and now operates the Fermi LAT