Michael S. Turner
Bruce V. Rauner Distinguished Service Professor, Departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics; Enrico Fermi Institute; and the College

Department Chair: 1997-2003

Education: Ph.D., Stanford, 1978

Phone: 773-702-7974
Location: LASR 101
Email: mturneruchicago.edu

Affiliations: Director, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics

Research
Theoretical astrophysics, cosmology and elementary particle physics, cosmology
Publications: ADS | arXiv | inSPIRE

Research Fields:
My research focuses on the application of modern ideas in elementary-particle theory to cosmology and astrophysics. I believe that this approach holds the key to answering the most pressing questions in cosmology.

Graduate Students
Past Graduate Students: Chaz Shapiro (2008); Gilbert P. Holder (2001); Jeffrey B. Jewell (2000)

Teaching Courses
Past courses:
  • [ASTR 24200] The Physical Universe: 2010 - 2011 (Winter)
  • [ASTR 28200] Current Topics in Astrophysics: 2007 - 2008 (Spring)
  • [ASTR 32100] Cosmology II: 2008 - 2009 (Winter)
  • [ASTR 40700] AstroPolitics: 2009 - 2010 (Autumn)
  • [PHSC 12000] The Origin of the Universe and How We Know - Paris Core: 2013 - 2014 (Spring)
  • [PHSC 12000] Origin of the Universe and How We Know: 2011 - 2012 (Spring)

Department Committees
Past Department Committees: