|Christopher William Stubbs|
Christopher Stubbs (2011 photo)
|Born||March 12, 1958|
|Alma mater||University of Virginia (B.Sc.),
University of Washington (Ph.D.)
|Known for||Dark Energy, fifth force, Gravity|
Christopher Stubbs (born March 12, 1958) is an experimental physicist currently on the faculty at Harvard University in both the Department of Physics and the Department of Astronomy. He is a former Chair of Harvard's Department of Physics.
Stubbs received an International Baccalaureate degree from Iranzamin International School in Tehran and received a B.Sc. in physics from the University of Virginia in 1981. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Washington in 1988 working with Professor Eric Adelberger on experimental tests of gravity. His Ph.D. thesis ruled out the idea of a fifth force, a proposed long range modification of gravity.
- Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
- Probing Dark Energy with galaxy clusters.
- Precise calibration of astronomical instruments.
- Builder status on the PanSTARRS Project.
- Testing foundations of gravity with lunar laser ranging, the Apache Point Observatory Lunar Laser-ranging Operation
- Arms Control.
- Laboratory tests of the equivalence principle (with EotWash group, University of Washington)
- Member of MACHO gravitational microlensing project, a search for dark matter in the Milky Way that ruled out astrophysical objects as being the dark matter in our Galaxy.
- Member of High-z Supernova Search Team, co-discovered the so-called dark energy 
- Lead Scientist of the ESSENCE supernova cosmology survey, which is probing the nature of the Dark Energy.
- Past Project Scientist for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
- Packard Fellow David and Lucile Packard Foundation
- 1999, Fellow, American Physical Society.
- 1996: NAS Award for Initiatives in Research from the National Academy of Sciences
- 2007: Gruber Prize in Cosmology (co-recipient with High-z Supernova Search Team)
- 2011: Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Stubbs' colleagues Brian Schmidt and Adam Reiss, from the High-z Supernova Search Team for the work done by that collaboration.
- Faculty page, Department of Physics, Harvard University
- High et al (SPT team), Weak lensing Mass Measurements of Five Galaxy Clusters in the South Pole Telescope Survey, Using Megacam/Magellan, ApJ 758, 68 (2012)
- Stubbs, C. and Tonry, J, Toward 1% Photometry: end to end calibration of astronomical telescopes and detectors, ApJ 646, 1436 (2008)
- Drell, S. and Stubbs, C., Realizing the Full Potential of the Open Skies Treaty, Arms Control Today, 41 (2011)
- Reiss et al (High-z Team) , Observational Evidence from Supernovae for an Accelerating Universe and a Cosmological Constant, Ap J 116, 1009, (1998)