Department of Physics & Astronomy

Lucas Macri

Professor

Lucas Macri

Biography

Lucas Macri works on the Extragalactic Distance Scale, resolved stellar populations, and large- scale galaxy flows. At the moment, the main focus of his research is on Cepheid variables, which he studies using the Hubble Space Telescope, the Gemini telescope, and other observatories. One of the aims of his research is to measure a more precise value of the Hubble constant, to better constrain the equation of state of dark energy.

Awards and Recognition

  • Bearden Visiting Professor (Johns Hopkins University, 2016)
  • Distinguished Achievement in Teaching - College Level (The Association of Former Students of Texas A&M University, 2014)
  • Mitchell-Heep-Munnerlyn Endowed Career Enhancement Professorship in Physics or Astronomy (Texas A&M Department of Physics & Astronomy, 2010)