Priyamvada Natarajan Ph.D.

  • Joseph S. and Sophia S. Fruton Professor of Astronomy and Professor of Physics
  • Chair, Astronomy
  • Chair, Women Faculty Forum

Dark matter, black holes, gravitational lensing, galaxy formation


I am a theoretical astrophysicist interested in cosmology, gravitational lensing and black hole physics. My research involves mapping the detailed distribution of dark matter in the universe exploiting the bending of light en-route to us from distant galaxies. In particular, I have focused on making dark matter maps of clusters of galaxies, the largest known repositories of dark matter.

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