Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Natural Sciences
A Fellow of the American Physical Society, Bhuvnesh Jain is a world-renowned cosmologist whose expertise in gravitational lensing—the shearing and magnification of light from distant galaxies—is forging new insights into some of the least-understood phenomena in the universe, such as dark matter, cosmic acceleration, and dark energy. He is currently leading the Gravitational Lensing Group of the ongoing Dark Energy Survey, which will map the images of 300 million galaxies. He has helped set the research agenda for next generation experiments as well, including the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and the space telescopes Euclid and WFIRST. Jain’s service to the University includes his work as co-Director of the Center for Particle Cosmology and his past membership on the Faculty Senate’s Senate Executive Committee.