Department of Physics & Astronomy

Lucas Macri

Professor and Associate Dean

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, College of Science

Lucas Macri

Biography

Lucas Macri works on the Extragalactic Distance Scale, searches for electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational-wave sources, and large-scale galaxy flows. The main focus of his research is on Mira and Cepheid variables, which he studies using the Hubble Space Telescope and many ground-based observatories. One of the goals 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

  • 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)