Bruce Macintosh

Faculty Type: 
Active Faculty
Title: 
Professor of Physics
Address: 

Physics and Astrophysics Bldg., Rm. 215, Physics Dept., Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

Phone Number: 
650-725-4116
Support Staff: 

 

Kent Irwin

Faculty Type: 
Active Faculty
Title: 
Professor of Physics and of Particle Physics and Astrophysics and of Photon Science
Address: 

Varian Physics, 382 Via Pueblo Mall, Physics Dept., Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4060

Phone Number: 
650-723-4307
Fax Number: 
650-725-6544
Contact Email: 
Support Staff: 

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

Jeffrey Willick

Faculty Type: 
Deceased Faculty
Title: 
Died June 18, 2000
Additional Titles: 
Assistant Professor

Research Interests

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?

Persis Drell

Faculty Type: 
Active Faculty
Title: 
Professor of Physics and Particle Physics & Astrophysics (SLAC)
Address: 

Varian Physics Rm. 210

382 Via Pueblo Mall, Stanford, CA 94305-4060

Phone Number: 
650-926-8704, 650-7232650
Contact Email: 
Support Staff: 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Current research interests include Science with Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope and Technical Developments and Science with Hard X-Ray Free Electron Lasers

Philip Scherrer

Faculty Type: 
Active Faculty
Title: 
Professor (Research)
Phone Number: 
650-723-1504

What is the structure and dynamics of the interior of the sun, and how do they affect solar activity?

Roger W. Romani

Faculty Type: 
Active Faculty
Title: 
Professor
Address: 

Physics and Astrophysics Bldg., Rm. 233
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

Phone Number: 
650-725-7595
Contact Email: 

What are the physical conditions around compact objects? How do they accelerate particles to the highest energies seen?

Peter F. Michelson

Faculty Type: 
Active Faculty
Title: 
Luke Blossom Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences; Physics Dept. Chair
Additional Titles: 
Physics Department Chair
Address: 
Varian Physics Rm. 168
382 Via Pueblo Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-4060
Phone Number: 
650-723-3004
Contact Email: 
Support Staff: 

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

Chao-Lin Kuo

Faculty Type: 
Active Faculty
Title: 
Assistant Professor
Address: 
Varian Physics Bldg. Rm. 346
382 Via Pueblo Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-4060
Phone Number: 
650-736-7880
Support Staff: 

How did the universe begin?

Professor Kuo’s group seeks to answer this profound question by studying the most ancient light, the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation, emitted when the universe was in its infancy. The polarization in the CMB contains information on the birth of the universe (big bang/inflation), as well as its subsequent evolution.

Steven Kahn

Faculty Type: 
Active Faculty
Title: 
Cassius Lamb Kirk Professor
Address: 
Varian Physics Rm. 250
382 Via Pueblo Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-4060
Phone Number: 
650-723-1486
Contact Email: 
Support Staff: 

How did the structure of the universe evolve with cosmic time?

Sarah Church

Faculty Type: 
Active Faculty
Title: 
Professor
Address: 

Varian Physics
382 Via Pueblo Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-4060

Phone Number: 
650-725-1311
Contact Email: 
Support Staff: 

What happened during the Cosmic Dark Ages?