Derek Perera

Derek Perera

Derek Perera

Graduate Student, Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics


John T. Tate Hall
Room 201-06
116 Church Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Professional Background

B.A. in Physics and Astrophysics from University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests

I currently work with Liliya Williams to develop gravitational lens mass models to examine the elusive central image in galactic lenses. In particular, gravitational lens models of the central image (or any extra images formed from off nucleus AGN) can reveal new information about the mass structure and distribution at the centers of galaxies.

Teaching Subjects
AST 1001: Exploring the Universe (Teaching Assistant, Fall 2021)

Pronouns: He/Him