Shashi Kanbur

Topic description: 
  • The calibration of the distance scale using Cepheid Period Luminosity relations at maximum light; many related studies
  • Period-color and amplitude-color relations in classical Cepheid variable stars
  • The origin and development of the universe, from the Big Bang to today and on into the future

Research interests: stellar pulsation and evolution, cosmology, the extra-galactic distance scale

Research funding: NASA/HST, National Science Foundation and the American Astronomical Society

Courses: A wide range, from introductory physics and astronomy to cosmology and general relativity