Birrer Research Group

Our Group

Our research group at Stony Brook University (SBU) is seeking to answer fundamental questions in physics with cosmological and astrophysical observations.

SBU Strong Lensing research group (Spring '23).

Group members

SBU Strong Lensing Research Group Alumni

Join us!

If you are interested in a postdoctoral fellowship with my group, please email me directly.

If you are a current/incoming SBU graduate student interested in doing a rotation, email me.

If you are a prospective SBU graduate student, please apply through the SBU Physics and Astronomy Department.

I am excited to work with several SBU undergraduates during the semester or in summer. If you are a SBU undergraduate or master interested in doing research with the group, email me to ask about possibilities. Please include information about your past research experience, what year you are, and some information about your computing skills (there are no requirements to start a research project in our group! This is primarily to find a matching project).

For a project during the semester you should be willing to commit at least three hours per week on the project and meet with the group biweekly. For summer research, there is also the URECA program available. More summer research opportunities are listed on the SBU Astronomy website.

I am not currently taking on any non-SBU students outside these programs.

What to expect?

I am committed to be a mentor for group members. Shared expectations for mentorship and goals are important for a successful mentee - mentor relationship.

Working in collaborations

Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics is a collaborative endeavor. Our group is actively involved in the following collaborations: