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David Chernoff

Professor

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Space Sciences Building, Room 602
dfc8@cornell.edu
607-255-4755

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Overview

Chernoff's current research interests encompass cosmology, quantum mechanics, statistics and numerical methods for solving analytically intractable problems in physics. One exciting intersection of these different interests involves exploring constraints that astrophysical observations can place on the fundamental theories of physics and cosmology that have emerged over the past two decades.

Keywords

cosmology

Departments/Programs

  • Astronomy

Graduate Fields

  • Astronomy and Space Sciences
  • Physics

Affiliations

  • Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science

Research

Chernoff's current research interests encompass cosmology, quantum mechanics, statistics and numerical methods for solving analytically intractable problems in physics. One exciting intersection of these different interests involves exploring constraints that astrophysical observations can place on the fundamental theories of physics and cosmology that have emerged over the past two decades.

Publications

  • David F. Chernoff and S.-H. Henry Tye, ``Cosmic String Detection via Microlensing of Stars'', arXiv:0709.1139 (2007).
  • David F. Chernoff, ``Clustering of Superstring Loops'', arXiv:0908.4077 (2009).
  • Paul E. Grabowski and David F. Chernoff, ``Pseudospectral calculation of the wave function of helium and the negative hydrogen ion'', Physical Review A, 81, 032508 (2010).
  • Sharvari Nadkarni-Ghosh and David F. Chernoff, ``Extending the domain of validity of the Lagrangian approximation'', MNRAS 410, 1454 (2010).
  • Paul E. Grabowski and David F. Chernoff, ``Pseudospectral calculation of helium wave functions, expectation values, and oscillator strength'', Physical Review A, 84, 042505 (2011).
  • Kunlaya Soiaporn, David Chernoff, Thomas Loredo, David Ruppert and Ira Wasserman, "Multilevel Bayesian Framework for Modeling the Production, Propagation and Detection of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays'', arXiv:1206.4569 (2012).