Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe
University of Tokyo
Dr. John Silverman is an Associate Professor at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe in Japan. His research is centered on understanding the evolution of star-forming galaxies and their relation to the growth of supermassive black holes, particularly in the distant Universe. His research program makes use of the largest optical/near-infrared telescopes on the ground (e.g., Subaru Telescope) and in space including the Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope and the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Prior to his position in Japan, Dr. Silverman held postdoctoral research positions in Germany (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics) and Switzerland (ETH-Zurich) after receiving his doctoral degree from the University of Virginia in 2004.