/  GROWTH Team

Meet our team

Senior Investigators


  • Nobuyuki Kawai
    Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

  • Stuart Vogel
    Professor of Radio Astronomy (University of Maryland, College Park, USA)

  • Brad Cenko
    Research Astrophysicist (NASA) and Asst Professor (University of Maryland, College Park, USA)

  • Eran Ofek
    Arye Dissentshik career development chair (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)

  • Marek Kowalski
    Leading Scientist (Humbolt University of Berlin, Germany)

Administrative Staff


Postdoctoral Fellows
NameHome InstitutionsContact
Ragnhild LunnanUniversity of Stockholm,
Nadia BlagorodnovaCaltech,
David CookCaltech,
Ryan LauCaltech,
Quanzhi YeCaltech,
Scott AdamsCaltech,
Thomas KupferCaltech,
Angie van SistineUWM,
Roy RupakUniversity of Stockholm,
Ulrich FeindtUniversity of Stockholm,
Rahman AmanullahUniversity of Stockholm,
Hidekazu HanayamaIshigakijma Observatory, NAOJ,
Yoshihiko SaitoTokyo Institute of Technology,
Ryosuke ItohTokyo Institute of Technology,
Yutaro TachibanaTokyo Institute of Technology,
Leo SingerNASA,


PhD Students
NameHome InstitutionContact
Anna HoCaltech,
Hong QiUWM,
Javed RanaIUCAA,
Francesco TaddiaUniversity of Stockholm,
Anders NyholmUniversity of Stockholm,
Emir KaramegtetogluUniversity of Stockholm,
Tanja PetrushevskaUniversity of Stockholm,
Semeli PapadogiannakisUniversity of Stockholm,
Laura HangardUniversity of Stockholm,
Raphael FerrettiUniversity of Stockholm,
Yutaro TachibanaTokyo Institute of Technology,
Taketoshi YoshiiTokyo Institute of Technology,
Taichi FujiwaraTokyo Institute of Technology,
Shohei HaritaTokyo Institute of Technology,
Yutaro MurakiTokyo Institute of Technology,
Barak ZackayWeizmann Institute of Science,
Guy NirWeizmann Institute of Science,
Tiara HungUniversity of Maryland,
Vicki ToyUniversity of Maryland,
Nora Linn StrotjohannDESY,

GROWTH is funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant No 1545949. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.