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Brett Bochner

Professor of Physics and Astronomy


Degrees

PHD, 1998, Mass Institute Technology; BS, 1991, California Institute of Tech


Bio

Selected Publications:

  • B. Bochner, “Cosmic Acceleration and Concordance from Causal Backreaction with Recursive Nonlinearities”, International Journal of Modern Physics D (IJMPD) Vol. 22, No. 13, 1330026 (2013); e-print (arXiv:1206.5056)
  • B. Bochner, D. Pappas, and M. Dong, "Testing Lambda and the Limits of Cosmography with the Union2.1 Supernova Compilation", The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 814:7 (2015)
  • B. Abbott et al., “Search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspirals in LIGO data”, Physical Review D, Vol. 73, 062001 (2006)

Research Interests

  • Very Early Universe Cosmology
  • The Observed Acceleration of the Universe, Dark Energy, and Large-Scale Structure Formation
  • Gravitational Wave Generation and Detection

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
ASTR 011 (NS) THE SOLAR SYSTEM Undergraduate
ASTR 012 (NS) STARS AND GALAXIES Undergraduate
ASTR 014F (NS) OUR SOLAR SYSTEM Undergraduate
ASTR 014S (NS) SHINING STARS AND BEYOND Undergraduate
ASTR 031 FRONTIERS OF ASTRON Undergraduate
ASTR 190 INDEPENDENT STUDIES Undergraduate
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