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David Fisher Chernoff

Adj. Associate Professor and Senior Research Associate

Space Sciences Building - Crsr, Room 602
dfc8@cornell.edu
607-255-4755

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Overview

Research Focus

Chernoff's current research interests encompass cosmology, quantum mechanics, statistics and numerical methods for solving analytically intractable problems in physics. One exciting intersection of these different interests involves exploring constraints that astrophysical observations can place on the fundamental theories of physics and cosmology that have emerged over the past two decades.

Keywords

cosmology

Departments/Programs

  • Astronomy

Graduate Fields

  • Astronomy and Space Sciences

Publications

-Chernoff, David F. F., and Martin D. Weinberg. "Evolution of Globular Clusters in the Galaxy." Ap. J. 351, 121 (1990).

-Djorgovski, S., G. Piotto, E. S. Phinney and D. F. Chernoff. "Modification of Stellar Populations in Post-Core-Collapse Globular Clusters." Ap. J. Letters 372, L41 (1991).

-Lenzuni, Paolo, David F. F. Chernoff, and E. E. Salpeter. "The Formation of Primordial Degenerate Protostars. " Ap. J. 393, 232 (1992).

-Chernoff, David F. F., and Lee Samuel Finn."Gravitational Radiation, Inspiraling Binaries, and Cosmology." Ap. J. Letters 411, L5 (1993).

-Kimoto, Paul A., and David F. F. Chernoff. "Convergence Properties of Finite Difference Hydrodynamic Schemes in the Presence of Shocks." Ap. J. Suppl. 96, 627 (1995).