Robert Kirshner, 2019

At the May 2019 Graduate Commencement, Ohio University presented Robert Kirshner with an honorary D.Sc. in recognition of his contributions to astrophysics, including the study of supernovae, supernova remnants, the large-scale structure of the cosmos, and the use of supernovae to measure the expansion of the universe. Kirshner is Clowes Research Professor of Science at Harvard University and Chief Program Officer for Science at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, where he leads a team responsible for distributing more than $100 million per year for research and technology to enable fundamental scientific discoveries.

Kirshner attended an NSF-sponsored science camp at Ohio University in 1965, and led the development of the MDM 2.4M Hiltner Telescope while serving on the faculty at the University of Michigan.

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With student lunch hosts (l to r): Ali Khaledi Nasab, Jerry Ding, Kornpob Bhirombhakdi, Bhishan Poudel, Grant Merz, Bob Kirshner, Ahmad Shamloumehr, Huei Sears, Ethan Gower, Laura Herzog, Sudhanva Lalit, Ana Paulina Bucki




With faculty hosts: Ryan Chornock, Prakash, Bob Kirshner, Hee-Jong Seo




With Ohio University astrophysics faculty: Doug Clowe, Ryan Chornock, Bob Kirsher, Joe Shields, Hee-Jong Seo