Danny Goldstein

me

About Me

I am currently a NASA Hubble fellow at Caltech.

I am a computational astrophysicist interested in a wide range of problems. Recently, I have worked on projects related to gravitational lensing, multi-messenger astronomy, the physics of supernovae, microstructure in galaxies, large sky surveys, dark energy & cosmology, gravitational wave phenomenology, and the solar system. A unifying theme of my work is the use of high performance computing and new computational methods. I like to work at the interface of astrophysics and fundamental physics, and I try to follow the "Rainer Weiss philosophy" of research.

You can find my CV here and a list of my publications here.

Research

My main research project right now is to measure the Hubble constant using:

  1. time delays between the multiple images of strongly gravitationally lensed supernovae, and
  2. a distance-redshift relation based on the electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational wave events.

To achieve the former, my collaborators and I are carrying out the ZTF Uniform Depth Survey (ZUDS), which will be the first wide-field, deep survey for strongly lensed supernovae.

To achieve the latter, I am serving as a principal investgator of the DECam-GROWTH project, which uses the Dark Energy Camera to follow-up gravitational wave events on a target-of-opportunity basis.