Stephen Kent

Mostly at:Fermilab
Position: Deputy Head, Scientific Software Infrastructure Dept.
Phone:(630)840-8264
Fax:(630)840-8274
Email:skent-at-fnal.gov
Occasionally at: University of Chicago
Phone:(773)834-4670



Recent images

Solar Eclipse, Aug 21, 2017, near Elkville, IL

70%Totality
Filter: #11 welder's glass Filter: None

Totality. The sun has "set" at every point of the compass.


Sun "setting" in East Sun "setting" in West


Recent Publication

(2018, PASP, 130, 4501) Non-axisymmetric aberration patterns from wide-field telescopes using spin-weighted Zernike Polynomials



Current Research Projects:


Dark Energy Survey

DES Resources:

Public websites:

  • www.darkenergysurvey.org
  • DES on Facebook
  • Dark Energy Detectives

  • Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument

  • desi.lbl.gov Project to build a 5000 fiber spectrograph for the Mayall telescope at Kitt Peak, Arizona

  • LSST (Large Synoptic Survey Telescope)

  • www.lsst.org Public website
  • www.lsst-desc.org LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration


  • Former Research Project:

    Sloan Digital Sky Survey

    Note: Fermilab participated in SDSS I/II. The SDSS has continued with additional surveys since then.

  • www.sdss.org: Public website. Provides information and access to data from previous (as well as current) surveys.
  • www.astro.princeton.edu: Project Book - provides much technical information about the original design and implementation.


  • Observational Foundations of Cosmology

    A series of essays I wrote commenting on historical papers from the early years of cosmology.
    I have moved this material to its own page.



    Other

    End of the road: