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The Crab Nebula in Blue and White Credit & Copyright: Jay Gallagher (U. Wisc.),
The Crab Nebula in Blue and White Credit & Copyright: Jay Gallagher (U. Wisc.),
Interstellar Dust-Bunnies of NGC 891 Credit: C. Howk & B. Savage (Wisconsin);
Interstellar Dust-Bunnies of NGC 891 Credit: C. Howk & B. Savage (Wisconsin);
Hubble. Credit: R. Williams (STScI), the Hubble Deep Field-South Team, and NASA
Hubble. Credit: R. Williams (STScI), the Hubble Deep Field-South Team, and NASA
Dumbell. Credit & (c): Michael Pierce (Indiana U.) et al., WIYN, AURA, NOAO, NSF
Dumbell. Credit & (c): Michael Pierce (Indiana U.) et al., WIYN, AURA, NOAO, NSF
Abell 39.    (c): George Jacoby (WIYN Obs.) et al., WIYN, AURA, NOAO, NSF
Abell 39. (c): George Jacoby (WIYN Obs.) et al., WIYN, AURA, NOAO, NSF
Bubbling. Credit: Jeffrey Kenney (Yale) et al., WFPC2, HST NASA
Bubbling. Credit: Jeffrey Kenney (Yale) et al., WFPC2, HST NASA

Mailing Address

Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics
Physics Department
P.O. Box 208120
New Haven, CT 06520-8120

Campus Address

260 Whitney Avenue
454 J.W. Gibbs Laboratory

Telephone: (203) 432-3392

Fax: 203) 432-3824

E-mail: ycaa@yale.edu

Nikhil Padmanabhan

Assistant Professor of Physics


Office Location: JWG 451
Phone: 203-432-9950
Email: nikhil.padmanabhan@yale.edu
Personal Web Site: Padmanabhan Physics webpage

Primary Appointment: Physics
Institution: Yale University
Group(s)

  • YCAA


Biographical Sketch:

Nikhil Padmanabhan's research interests are in observational cosmology with large surveys. His research has recently focused on elucidating the nature of dark energy using the so-called "baryon acoustic oscillation" technique - using sound waves in the early Universe as a ruler to measure the expansion rate of the Universe. The group is very involved with the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey and has used these data to make the most precise measurements using this technique to date.  Some recent results from the group are here [http://www.astro.yale.edu/padmanabhan/dr7recon/DR7Recon/Welcome.html], here [http://www.sdss3.org/science/boss_publications.php] and here [http://www.sdss3.org/press/20120330.bspec.php]