Welcome to sciencejedi.com

@sciencejedi is the moniker of Dr. Shane L. Larson. I am currently a professor of astrophysics in CIERA at Northwestern University. I am also an astronomer in the Department of Astronomy at the Adler Planetarium.

This little corner of the web is a launch pad to keep track of all the things I do. Please feel free to browse around, and contact me if you have questions or want to talk #science!


This is my academic, professional physics page. It has all those great links to papers I've written, and other physics research.


I am a firm believer in being good science communicator. Links to my public science projects and writings.


Want to get a hold of me? Have a burning science question you'd like to chat about? This is your link.


I have many hobbies, ranging from science in my basement, to amateur telescope making, to Lego building! See what I'm up to!


In the fall of 2014, I'm constructing my first OpenROV kit. Follow the action here!

Top Secret

We've been working on something NEW this summer. Watch this space for the unveiling in summer 2015!