Robert Kirshner

World-leading,  award winning astronomer — takes his audience inside the world of dark energy, exploding stars, and the accelerating universe.

  • Clowes Professor of Science at Harvard University and past President of the American Astronomical Society
  • A member of the High-Z Supernova team that won the Nobel Prize for studying the history of cosmic expansion by using supernova explosions to measure distances in the universe
  • Author of award-winning The Extravagant Universe: exploding stars, dark energy, and the accelerating cosmos 
  •  Winner of the prestigious Heineman prize of the American Institute of Physics and the American Astronomical Society “for his sustained and enduring contributions to our understanding of supernovae and cosmology.”

Robert Kirshner The Extravagant Universe

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