Curtis V. McCully

Postdoctoral Fellow

Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network

University of California Santa Barbara


Mailing Address:
Curtis McCully
6740 Cortona Dr.,
Suite 102
Goleta, CA 93117


SN 2012fr in NGC 1365 (CAASTRO)

About Me

I am currently a postdoc with a joint appointment with Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network and the University of California Santa Barbara. I recently defended my PhD in astrophysics at Rutgers University. I was an undergraduate physics major at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma. As an undergraduate, I worked as an intern with the Gravity Probe B and participated in an NSF REU at the University of Oklahoma.

I am broadly interested in understanding the dark components of the universe: dark matter and dark energy. To that end, I currently work on type Ia supernovae and gravitational lensing. Most of my work on supernovae has been observational, while my work in gravitational lensing has been theoretical. For more information, see my research page.

My recent paper on SN 2005hk and SN 2008A is posted here.

My recent paper on Multi-plane lensing is posted here.

My recent paper on the progenitor of SN 2012Z is posted here.

Check out my fast implementation of the LA Cosmic algorithm here: Lacosmicx.