Timothy Cook

Title
Associate Research Professor
Office
CAS 403
Phone
617-353-7439
Education
BA, Johns Hopkins University
PhD, University of Colorado

Research Interests: Ultraviolet and soft x-ray instrumentation; tomography; interstellar medium; intergalactic medium; ionospheric remote sensing.

Professor Timothy Cook specializes in developing novel instrumentation and data analysis techniques. He is currently working on instruments to study phenomena ranging from the formation of the structure of the universe to the atmospheres and environments of planets around nearby stars to the structure and carbon content of forests on Earth.

His primary research thrust is the use of suborbital sounding rockets to study the heavens. For example, the PICTURE sounding rocket will image the star epsilon Eridani in an effort to understand the circumstellar¬†environment in which the planet epsilon Eridani b orbits and, ultimately, to study the planet’s atmosphere.