Benjamin Shappee

Hubble, Carnegie-Princeton Fellow

Carnegie Observatories

Curriculum Vitae

My complete entry in ADS

Research Interests

Observational and theoretical astrophysics, with an emphasis on optical surveys, the transient universe, Type Ia supernovae progenitors, Cepheid distances, and the dynamics of few-body systems.

I am involved in many observational projects, but most notably, I am a founding member of the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN or "assassin"). This is the first survey to scan the entire sky for transient objects in real-time and is currently the leading discoverer of Supernovae brighter than 17th magnitude.


Who Am I?

I am currently a Hubble, Carnegie-Princeton Fellow at Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, CA. I recently completed my graduate education at the Department of Astronomy of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio with thesis advisor Prof. Kris Stanek. I was an undergraduate at Rutgers where I worked with Prof. Saurabh Jha. For high school, I attended the Science/Engineering Specialized Learning Center housed within Manalapan High School in New Jersey.


My Research

Below are a few select publications. For a more complete listing of my work, please see my ADS and/or Google Scholar entries.

Contact Information


Carnegie Observatories
813 Santa Barbara Street
Pasadena, CA 91101 USA