assistant professor, UC Berkeley and faculty scientist, LBNL


Prof. Kasen’s interests are in theoretical and computational astrophysics, with an emphasis on supernovae and other energetic transients. He uses multi-dimensional supercomputer simulations to study astronomical explosions and their applicability as probes of cosmology and fundamental physics. More generally, he is interested in radiation transport across a range of astrophysical environments, from galaxies to extrasolar planets.


Prof. Kasen received his B.S. from Stanford University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from UC Berkeley. Prior to returning to Cal, he was the Alan C. Davis fellow at Johns Hopkins University and a Hubble fellow at UC Santa Cruz. He joined the Berkeley astronomy faculty in 2010, jointly appointed with the physics department and the nuclear science division at LBNL.


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Department of Physics, UC Berkeley
366 LeConte Hall MC 7300
Berkeley, CA 94720-7300
campus office: 427 LeConte Hall 
LBNL office: building 70-239