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For Lack of a Better Word: Yugen is a Japanese word that is very difficult to translate, essentially meaning “an awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses too deep and mysterious to be described. Producers Evie&Elana talk to children and experts about the concept. Listen to the PODCAST


I am Professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department at Tufts University, and the Director of Graduate Studies of the department. I am also the Chair of the Executive Committee of the NorthEast Participation Group (NEPG) of the Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) collaboration.

These pages contain links to my research and teaching.





Tufts University

Physics & Astronomy Department

Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex (CLIC)

574 Boston Avenue

Medford, MA 02155


Tel.:    +1 (617) 627-2756

Fax:    +1 (617) 627-3878

Office: 312-E


2.05.2020 - CNN article “Dead Monster Galaxy Found Lurking in the Distant Universe” presents our recently published discovery of an ultra-massive quiescent galaxy at z=3.5 (Forrest et al. 2020). See also press releases by Tufts and UC-Riverside.

1.01.2019 - Public release of the Spitzer-IRAC mosaics in the CFHTLS-Deep, MUSYC, and NMBS-II fields (Annunziatella et al. 2018). The IRAC images can be download from here.

5.17.2018 - Tufts University joins the Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) collaboration. Read more about it on TuftsNOW.

2.01.2018 - Data release of the HFF-DeepSpace multi-wavelength photometric catalogs, and catalogs of photometric redshifts, stellar population properties, rest-frame colors and magnitudes, and lensing magnification factors.

6.06.2016 - Ultra-deep Ks-band imaging data of Hubble Frontier Fields (KIFF) release.