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Daniel Eisenstein Shaw Prize Awarded In 2014

Daniel Eisenstein

Daniel Eisenstein

Award Name : Shaw Prize

Year of Award : 2014

Award for : Astronomy

Location : Tucson, Arizona, United States


Daniel Eisenstein studies cosmology and extragalactic astronomy with a mix of theoretical and observational methods. His dominant focus over the last decade has been on the development of the baryon acoustic oscillation method to measure the cosmic distance scale and study dark energy. Dr. Eisenstein received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1996 and then held postdoctoral positions at the Institute for Advanced Study and the University of Chicago. He was on the University of Arizona astronomy faculty for 9 years before moving to his current position as a professor of astronomy at Harvard University in 2010.  

He has been active in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey since 1998 and is currently the Director of SDSS-III. He is now serving as chair of the National Science Foundation Astronomy Portfolio Review committee. He has been a member of numerous other scientific collaborations and national committees.He was joint-winner of the 2014 Shaw Prize for their contributions to the measurements of features in the large-scale structure of galaxies used to constrain the cosmological model including baryon acoustic oscillations and redshift-space distortions.