Robert Kirshner is Clowes Professor of Science at Harvard University.
Professor Kirshner is an author of over 200 research papers dealing with supernovae, the large-scale distribution of galaxies, and the size and shape of the Universe. His work with the “High-Z Supernova Team” on the acceleration of the Universe was dubbed the “Science Breakthrough of the Year for 1998” by Science Magazine. A member of the Amercian Academy of Arts and Sciences, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1998. He was elected President of the American Astronomical Society in 2003.