Derek Fox

Derek Fox
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, Astronomy
(814) 863-4989
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Derek Fox is an associate professor of astronomy & astrophysics. He is part of the Gemini GRB program, a group that set the world record twice for detecting the most distant object known to astronomy. He studies gamma ray bursts with the Swift Mission Operations Center.

Education: 
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Physics, 2000
Research Interests: 
Multi wavelength follow-up observations of gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, and other high-energy transients

Images

Doug Cowen on February 7, 2008 at the South Pole Station
Blue lines (with grey error bars) show the gamma-ray intensity of the counterpart, as measured in multiple 64-second Swift exposures, while the red rectangle shows a simple model for this emission.
Green background with a single prominent red peak, the signal of the gamma-ray counterpart