Chung-Pei Ma

Professor, Astronomy and Physics

As the pace of discoveries quickens and as we move up the academic ladder, the demands on our time and the responsibilities of our faculty role also change. I have mentored and collaborated with other faculty members,
postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students, and high school students. I look forward to sharing these experiences with my faculty colleagues and also learning from them.

Chung-Pei Ma is the Judy Chandler Webb Professor in Physical Sciences and Professor of Astronomy and of Physics. As an astrophysicist, she enjoys using luminous matter to study dark components in the universe: dark matter, dark energy, and black holes. Her research group uses both theoretical and observational tools to investigate the cosmic assembly of black holes and galaxies. She is also an avid violin player and studied at the New England Conservatory of Music.