Research Expertise and Interest
observational astrophysics, galaxies, stars, cosmology, early Universe, dark matter
Dan Weisz's research is centered around the local Universe. He uses facilities such as the Hubble Space Telescope, Keck, and (soon) the James Webb Space Telescope along with "archaeological" techniques to reconstruct the formation histories of local galaxies. He has been at the forefront of near-field cosmology, which connects that fossil record of local galaxies to our theoretical and observational knowledge of the very early Universe.