Aren Heinze


Research Scientist


I am a research astronomer whose main task is “make LSST find asteroids” — i.e., solve the asteroid linking problem in exciting new ways. I’m also interested in variable stars and Kuiper Belt objects, and in asteroid populations (particularly at very small sizes), collisional families, and asteroids with weird orbits or spin states. I love astronomical observing, looking at fresh data, and working on novel methods to squeeze all the science out of challenging data sets.