Charles Alcock's Big Idea

Aspen Institute

Charles Alcock is director of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), director of the Harvard College Observatory, and a professor of astronomy at Harvard University. He is also the principal investigator for the Taiwan-America Occultation Survey and previously the MACHO Project, an international project involving scientists from seven institutions in the US, Australia, Canada, and Britain. His research interests include large astro