Karen Masters

Karen Masters is a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth/SEPnet (www.sepnet.ac.uk). She received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2005 and was a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University from 2005 to 2008. Her work covers many aspects of observational extragalactic astronomy, particularly from large surveys (e.g., the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and Galaxy Zoo, www.galaxyzoo.org). She is also involved in the UK contribution to the next generation low-frequency radio telescope, LOFAR (www.lofar-uk.org).

Karen Masters, Kristine Spekkens Published March 21, 2011

Cosmology | Gravitation

A modification of the theory of gravity can explain the dynamics of gas-rich galaxies without the need for dark matter.