People Directory
John Beacom

John Beacom

Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Director of CCAPP

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1997

Amy Connolly

Amy Connolly

Assistant Professor of Physics

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2003

  • Email: hill.1370@osu.edu
  • Office: 3060 PRB
  • Phone: (614) 292-4368
  • Website: u.osu.edu/connolly
  • Research: Ultra-high-energy neutrino experiments
Klaus Honscheid

Klaus Honscheid

Professor of Physics

Ph.D., University of Bonn, 1988

Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson

Associate Professor of Astronomy

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1999

Annika Peter

Annika Peter

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Ph.D., Princeton University, 2008

  • email: peter.33@osu.edu
  • website: http://www.astro.caltech.edu/~apeter/
  • Phone: 614-688-3373
  • Research: Dark Matter Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Particle Physics, Dynamics of the Milky Way, Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies, and the Solar System
Todd A. Thompson

Todd A. Thompson

Associate Professor of Astronomy

Ph.D., The University of Arizona, 2002

  • email: thompson@astronomy.ohio-state.edu
  • Office: 4019 McPherson Lab
  • Phone: (614) 292-7971
  • website: http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~thompson
  • Research: Theoretical Astrophysics, Starburst Galaxies, AGN Fueling, Supernovae, Gamma-Ray Bursts
David Weinberg

David Weinberg

Professor of Astronomy
Distinguished Professor of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
University Distinguished Scholar
Chair of CCAPP Science Board

Ph.D., Princeton University, 1989

Jim Beatty

Jim Beatty

Professor of Physics
Chair of Physics

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1986

Linda Carpenter

Linda Carpenter

Assistant Professor

  • email: lmc@physics.osu.edu
  • Office: M2054
  • Phone : (614) 292-1843
  • Website:
  • Research:
Andrew Gould

Andrew Gould

Professor of Astronomy
Thomas Jefferson Professor for Discovery and Space Exploration
Distinguished Professor of Mathematical & Physical Sciences
University Distinguished Scholar

Ph.D., Stanford University, 1988

  • email: gould@astronomy.ohio-state.edu
  • Office: 4039 McPherson
  • Phone: (614) 292-1892
  • Research: Microlensing; Identifying & measuring dark matter; extrasolar planets.
Chris Hirata

Chris Hirata

Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Ph.D., Princeton University, 2005

Richard Hughes

Richard Hughes

Professor of Physics
Vice Chair for Undergraduate Studies

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1992

  • email: hughes@mps.ohio-state.edu
  • Office: 1040L/3046 PRB
  • Phone (O): (614) 292-3885
  • Lab: 3114/3115 PRB
  • website: http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~hughes/hughes.html
  • Research: Studying proton-antiproton collision at the world's highest energy collider, the Fermilab Tevatron.
Richard Kass

Richard Kass

Professor of Physics

Ph.D., University of California, 1978

  • email: kass@mps.ohio-state.edu
  • Office: 3146 PRB
  • Phone: (614) 292-6958
  • Lab: 3130/3153 PRB
  • website: http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~kass
  • Research: Heavy quark physics and electron-position interactions
Christopher Kochanek

Christopher Kochanek

Professor of Astronomy
Ohio Eminent Scholar in Observational Cosmology

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1989

Paul Martini

Paul Martini

Associate Professor of Astronomy
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2000

Smita Mathur

Smita Mathur

Professor of Astronomy

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science, 1991

Patrick Osmer

Patrick Osmer

Professor of Astronomy
Distinguished Professor of Mathematical & Physical Sciences
Dean and Vice Provost of the Graduate School

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1970

  • email: posmer@astronomy.ohio-state.edu
  • Office: 4055 McPherson Lab
  • Phone: (614) 292-1773
  • Office: 250 University Hall
  • Phone: (614) 247-7413
  • website: http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~posmer
  • Research: Quasar evolution & spectroscopy
Bradley Peterson

Bradley Peterson

Professor of Astronomy
University Distinguished Scholar
Chair of Astronomy

Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1978

Marc Pinsonneault

Marc Pinsonneault

Professor of Astronomy

Ph.D., Yale University, 1988

Richard Pogge

Richard Pogge

Professor of Astronomy
Vice Chair for Instrumentation

Ph.D., University of California, San Cruz, 1988

  • email: pogge@astronomy.ohio-state.edu
  • Office: 4037 McPherson Lab
  • Phone: (614) 292-0274
  • website: http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~pogge
  • Research: Active Galaxies, Supermassive Black Holes, Instrumentation, Extrasolar Planets
Barbara Ryden

Barbara Ryden

Professor of Astronomy

Ph.D., Princeton University, 1987

Micheal Stamatikos

Michael Stamatikos

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
OSU Newark

Kris Stanek

Kris Stanek

Professor of Astronomy

Ph.D., Princeton University, 1996

Gary Steigman

Gary Steigman

Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Distinguished Professor of Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Ph.D., New York University, 1968

  • email: steigman@mps.ohio-state.edu
  • Office: M2006 PRB
  • Phone: (614) 292-1999
  • Research: Cosmology, Astro-Particle Physics, Big Bang Nucleosynthesis
Terry Walker

Terry Walker

Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Ph.D., Indiana University, 1987

Brian Winer

Brian Winer

Professor of Physics

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1991

  • email: winer@mps.ohio-state.edu
  • Office: 3042 PRB
  • Phone (O): (614) 292-8996
  • Lab: 3114/3115/3163 PRB
  • website: http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~winer
  • Research: Experimental Astroparticle Particle Physics (GLAST)
Patrick Allison

Patrick Allison

CCAPP Visiting Fellow

  • email: allison.122@osu.edu
  • Office: PRB
  • Phone: (614) 292-xxxx
  • Website:
  • Research:
Jonathan Blazek

Jonathan Blazek

CCAPP Fellow

Mauricio Bustamante

Mauricio Bustamante

CCAPP Fellow

  • email:
  • Office: PRB
  • Phone: (614) 292-xxxx
  • Website:
  • Research:
Sheldon Campbell

Sheldon Campbell

CCAPP Visiting Fellow

  • email: campbell.1431@osu.edu
  • Office: M2024 PRB
  • Phone: 614-292-1795
  • Website:
  • Research:
Kelly Denney

Kelly Denney

CCAPP Visiting Fellow
NSF Fellow

Gisella DeRosa

Gisella DeRosa

CCAPP Visiting Fellow

  • email: derosa@astronomy.ohio-state.edu
  • Office: McPherson
  • Phone: (614) 292-2076
  • Research:
Patrick Allison

Jessica Goodman

CCAPP Fellow

  • email:
  • Office: PRB
  • Phone: (614) 292-xxxx
  • Website:
  • Research:
Eric Huff

Eric Huff

CCAPP Fellow

  • email: huff.791@osu.edu
  • Office: M2021 PRB
  • Phone: (614) 292-7369
  • Research: Cosmology, Weak Gravitational Lensing, Statistical Inference in Astronomical Surveys
Peter Melchior

Peter Melchior

CCAPP Fellow

Demitri Muna

Demitri Muna

CCAPP Visiting Fellow

  • email: muna@astronomy.ohio-state.edu
Anna Nierenberg

Anna Nierenberg

CCAPP Fellow

  • email: nierenberg.1@osu.edu
  • Office: M2018 PRB
  • Phone: (614) 292-xxxx
  • Website:
  • Research:
Carl Pfendner

Carl Pfendner

CCAPP Visiting Fellow

  • email: pfendner.1@osu.edu
  • Office: 3077 PRB
  • Phone: (614) 292-4368
  • Website:
  • Research:
Ashley Ross

Ashley Ross

CCAPP Fellow

  • email:
  • Office: M2027 PRB
  • Phone: (614) 292-xxxx
  • Website:
  • Research:
Michael Sutherland

Michael Sutherland

CCAPP Visiting Fellow

  • email: msutherl@mps.ohio-state.edu
Paul Sutter

Paul Sutter

CCAPP Visiting Fellow

  • email: sutter.84@osu.edu
  • Office: M2016 PRB
  • Phone: (614) 292-0734
  • Website: pmsutter.com
  • Research: Cosmic microwave background, large-scale structure, galaxy cluster magnetic fields
Adi Zolotov

Adi Zolotov

CCAPP Fellow

  • email:
  • Office: M2007 PRB
  • Phone: (614) 292-xxxx
  • Website:
  • Research:
Scott Adams

Scott Adams

Graduate Research Assistant

  • email: sadams@astronomy.ohio-state.edu
  • Office: McPherson
  • Website: http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~sadams/
  • Advisor: Chris Kochanek
Brett Andrews

Brett Andrews

Graduate Research Assistant

  • email: andrews@astronomy.ohio-state.edu
  • Office: McPherson
  • Website: http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~andrews/
  • Advisor:
Joe Antognini

Joe Antognini

Graduate Research Assistant

Carl Coker

Carl Coker

Graduate Research Assistant

  • email: coker@astronomy.ohio-state.edu
  • Office: McPherson
  • Phone: (614) 292-6442
  • Advisor: Todd Thompson
Brian Dailey

Brian Dailey

Graduate Research Assistant

  • email: dailey.110@osu.edu
  • Office:
  • Website:
  • Advisor:
Courtney Epstein

Courtney Epstein

Graduate Research Assistant

  • email: epstein@astronomy.ohio-state.edu
  • Office: McPherson
  • Website: http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~epstein/
  • Advisor:
Khalida Hendricks

Khalida Hendricks

Graduate Research Assistant

  • email: hendricks.189@buckeyemail.osu.edu
  • Office:
  • Advisor: Amy Connolly
Tom Holoien

Tom Holoien

Graduate Research Assistant

  • email: tholoien@astronomy.ohio-state.edu
  • Office: McPherson
  • Website: http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~tholoien/
  • Advisor: Kris Stanek
Eugene Hong

Eugene Hong

Graduate Research Assistant

  • email:
  • Office:
  • Website:
  • Advisor:
Rubab Khan

Rubab Khan

Graduate Research Assistant

  • email: khan@astronomy.ohio-state.edu
  • Office: McPherson
  • Website: http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~khan/
  • Advisor: Kris Stanek
Shirley (Weishi) Li

Shirley (Weishi) Li

Graduate Research Assistant

  • email: li.1287@osu.edu
  • Office: 3035 PRB
  • Advisor: John Beacom
Joe McEwen

Joe McEwen

Graduate Research Assistant

  • email: mcewen.24@osu.edu
  • Office: M2007 PRB
  • Advisor:
Kenny Ng

Kenny Ng

Graduate Research Assistant

  • email: ng.199@osu.edu
  • Office: M2000 PRB
  • Advisor: John Beacom
Ken Patton

Ken Patton

Graduate Research Assistant

  • email:
  • Office:
  • Website:
  • Advisor:
Ben Shappee

Ben Shappee

Graduate Research Assistant

Eric Suchyta

Eric Suchyta

Graduate Research Assistant

  • email: suchyta.1@mps.ohio-state.edu
  • Office: 3038 PRB
  • Website: http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~suchyta.1/
  • Advisor: Klaus Honscheid
Dong Zhang

Dong Zhang

Graduate Research Assistant

  • email: dzhang@astronomy.ohio-state.edu
  • Office: McPherson
  • Phone: (614) 292-5413
  • Advisor: Todd Thompson
Lisa Krehnovi

Lisa Colarosa
(formerly Krehnovi)

Program Coordinator

  • email: colarosa.5@osu.edu
  • Office: M2023 PRB
  • Phone: (614) 292-0792

 

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