David W. Hogg, Ph.D.

Group Leader, Astronomical Data, CCA, Flatiron Institute

David W. Hogg is an astrophysicist at New York University’s Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics and the Group Leader for the Astronomical Data Group at the Flatiron Institute’s Center for Computational Astrophysics. His research has ranged across fundamental cosmological measurements, galaxy formation at high redshift, stellar dynamics in the Milky Way, precise measurement of stellar element abundances, and extra-solar planet discovery. His work includes a significant engineering component, in areas of instrument calibration, automated data analysis, and statistical inference. He is a developer and supporter of open-source software projects and open-data initiatives. He is involved in the NYU Center for Data Science and also spends a part of each year at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany, where he is a visiting member of the faculty. Hogg earned his Ph.D. in physics from Caltech and his bachelor’s in physics from MIT. He was a long-term member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., where he became involved in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Hogg joined New York University in 2001 and the Flatiron Institute at its founding in 2017.


Ph.D., Physics
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

B.S., Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

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