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Associate Astronomer with Tenure
Armin Rest headshot

Armin is an Associate Astronomer at STScI. Functionally, he is an instrument scientist of JWST/NIRCam, mainly working on the calibration of NIRCam. He is also leading the PS1 public archive, and he is part of the Hubble Source Catalog team. His research interest is in supernovae and other transients.

Science Interests:

  • Light echoes of ancient supernovae and eruptions
  • SN Ia cosmology
  • EM follow-up of gravitational waves
  • High cadence light curves of transients with the Kepler and TESS telescopes


Research Topics: Supernovae, Light Echoes, Cosmology, Transients, Big Data, Image Analysis


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