Tony Tyson is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Labs.
He graduated from Stanford University in 1962, and received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Wisconsin in 1967. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago, he joined Bell Laboratories in 1969.
He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.
Dr. Tyson's research has been in experimental gravitation, superfluid helium, cosmology, optical instrumentation for low-light-level imaging, pattern recognition and oceanography. His current astrophysics research centers on experimental cosmology, specifically observational probes of dark matter and dark energy in the universe.
He has led the development of cameras and analysis techniques for ground-based imaging of the distant, younger universe. His innovative, pioneering work on galaxy counts and gravitational lensing has advanced understanding of the evolution of galaxies and of the Universe. He was featured in the PBS series "The Astronomers."