Idan Ginsburg


Ginsburg joins the Physics Department as a visiting assistant professor this academic year after recently receiving his Ph.D. from Dartmouth College. His dissertation focused on theoretical studies of hypervelocity stars, which are stars ejected from the center of the Milky Way. Ginsburg's research has been cited by over 80 media outlets including Time, National Geographic, NBC News, and CBC News.

 Prior to his time at Dartmouth, Ginsburg was at Harvard University where in addition to 
starting his research on hypervelocity stars, he designed, built, and tested antennas to be used with the Very Large Array astronomical radio observatory in New Mexico. He was a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University and also taught undergraduates at Dartmouth College.

His awards and honors include the Neukom Institute Prize for Graduate Research in Computational Science, a Harvard-Smithsonian Institute for Theory and Computation Predoctoral Fellowship, and a New Hampshire Space Grant recipient. Ginsburg's current research interests include gravitational microlensing as well as planetary formation and evolution.


  • B.S., Computer Science, University of Illinois- Urbana-Champaign
  • Physics & Astronomy, Dartmouth College