Rutgers is a founding member of the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) constortium. SALT is the world's largest single visible-light telescope.
Rutgers astronomers are on the cutting edge of developing new theoretical models of galaxy formation and evolution.
Rutgers astronomers are co-investigators, developing and operating the Atacama Cosmic Telescope in Chile, a 6 meter microwave telescope to measure the faint glow from the Big Bang.
Modeling of Gravitational Lensing is a prime focus of Rutgers astronomer, Chuck Keeton. A lens is formed when the light from distant QSOs are bent by galaxies or clusters of galaxies.
Rutgers is a consortium member of LSST, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.
Observer and professor, Andrew Baker studies galaxy morphology and molecular gas in the nuclei of galaxies at microwave and infrared wavelengths, using a wide range of space-borne and ground-based observatories.