Quick Bio:

I am a mostly theoretical cosmologist, specializing in gravitational lensing, and in particular, in and have recently become very interested in extracting additional information out of weak lensing signals of galaxy clusters. I've also gotten interested in strongly lensed systems as well. See my selected publication list below or take a look at my CV for some recent projects.

I have also become very interested in the interface between cosmology and particle physics in the early universe, and my popular writing has centered largely on these questions. I am the author of two popular science books, and am currently in the process of completing work on a third, "The Standard Model in a Nutshell," to be published by Princeton University Press later this year.

Current Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
  • Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Studies
Education and Training

[Complete CV]

  • BA, Astronomy and Physics, Boston University, 1996
  • MA, Astrophysics, Princeton University, 1998
  • PhD, Astrophysics,Princeton Unievrsity, 2000
  • Postdoctoral Work,Yale UniversityGibbs Lecturer,2000-2001


While a list of classes doesn't quite paint the complete picture, these are a list of courses I've taught and in most cases developed since arriving at Drexel in 2001. Website links are only guaranteed to be active going back a year or so.

Physics 101 Fundamentals of Physics ISpring, 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009
Physics 111 Physics ISpring, 2004, Spring 2005
Physics 113 Contemporary Physics IFall 2002, Fall 2003, Fall 2004, Fall 2005, Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014
Physics 131 Survey of the UniverseFall 2001, Spring 2002, Fall 2002, Fall 2004, Spring 2005
Physics 231 Introductory Astrophysics Winter 2003, Winter 2005, Winter 2007, Winter 2009, Winter 2011, Winter 2013
Physics 311 Classical Mechanics I Winter 2015
Physics 431/731 Galactic Dynamics Winter 2002, Fall 2003
Physics 432/532 Cosmology Winter 2006, Winter 2008, Winter 2010, Winter 2012, Winter 2014, Winter 2016
UNIV 201Grad School PrepFall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015
Physics 511 E&M I Winter 2007, Winter 2008, Winter 2009, Winter 2010, Winter 2011
Physics 631 General Relativity Spring 2011, Spring 2013, Spring 2015
Physics 750 Quantum Field Theory Spring 2010, Spring 2012
Physics 750 The Standard Model Spring 2014
tDEC 113Physical Foundations of Engineering IIWinter 2004
tDEC 201Energy ISpring 2006
Honors 200-18Playing Dice with the Universe Fall 2005


Popular Articles

I've put out a lot of popular material, but here are some of my especially high-impact work. You can get a more complete list of links at my blog and get frequent updates on my twitter and Facebook feeds.

Selected Technical Articles

A complete list of my articles can be found in my CV or via ADS. Below, I've included a few that are most relevant to my current research, along with some of my most high-impact work.

    • Flexion in Abell 2744, JP Bird and D< Goldberg. 2016. Submitted to MNRAS. arXiv:1611.08054
    • The Galaxy Cluster Concentration-Mass Scaling Relation, AM Groener, DM Goldberg and M Sereno. 2015. MNRAS 455, 892. arXiv:1510.01961
    • Shape Profiles and Orientation Bias for Weak and Strong Lensing Cluster Halos, A Groener & DM Goldberg. 2014. ApJ 795, 153. arXiv:1405.2035
    • New Constraints on the Complex Mass Substructure in Abell 1689 from Gravitational Flexion, A Leonard, LJ King, & DM Goldberg, 2011. MNRAS 413, 789, arxiv/1009.1018.
    • Analyzing the Flux Anomalies of the Large-Separation Lensed Quasar SDSS J1029+2623, RM Kratzer, GT Richards, DM Goldberg, M Oguri, CS Kochanek, JA Hodge, RH Becker, & N Inada, 2011. Astrophys. J. Lett, 728, L18., arxiv/1008.2315.
    • Reconstruction of Cluster Masses using Particle Based Lensing I: Application to Weak Lensing, S Deb, DM Goldberg, & VJ Ramdass, 2008, Astrophys. J. 687, 39, arxiv/0802.0004
    • Gravitational Shear, Flexion, and Strong Lensing in Abell 1689, A Leonard, DM Goldberg, J Haaga & R Massey, 2007, Astrophys. J., 666, 51 astro-ph/0702242
    • Measuring Flexion, DM Goldberg & A Leonard, 2006, Astrophys. J., 660, 1003, astro-ph/0607602
    • Weak Gravitational Flexion, DJ Bacon, DM Goldberg, BTP Rowe, and AN Taylor, 2005, MNRAS, in press, astro-ph/0504478
    • Simulating Voids, DM Goldberg & MS Vogeley, 2004, Astrophys. J., 605, 1, astro-ph/0307191
    • The Galaxy Octopole Moment as a Probe of Weak Lensing Shear Fields, DM Goldberg & P Natarajan, 2002, Astrophys. J., 564, 65., astro-ph/0107187
    • The Microwave Background Bispectrum, Paper I: Basic Formalism, DN Spergel & DM Goldberg, 1999, Phys. Rev. D, 59, 103001, astro-ph/9811252
    • The Microwave Background Bispectrum, Paper II: A Probe of the Low Redshift Universe, DM Goldberg & DN Spergel, 1999, Phys. Rev. D., 59, 103002, astro-ph/9811251
    • Determination of the Baryon Density from Large-Scale Galaxy Redshift Surveys, DM Goldberg & MA Strauss, 1998, Astrophys. J. 495, 29, astro-ph/9707209