Alessandro Manzotti
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Graduate Student, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Location: ERC 448
Email: manzottiuchicago.edu
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Scientific Advisor: Scott Dodelson

Affiliations: Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics

Research
Publications: ADS | arXiv

Research Fields:

Scientific Projects

Ph.D. Thesis Defense
Defense date: July 24, 2017
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Ph.D. Thesis: "Unveiling the early Universe: delensing the Cosmic Microwave Background with galaxy surveys"

Ph.D. Committee members: Scott Dodelson (Ph.D. advisor), Wayne Hu, Richard G. Kron, Abigail G. Vieregg

"Alessandro led the team that carried out the first 'de-lensing' of the polarization in the cosmic microwave background. Using data from the South Pole Telescope, the team used software to undo what billions of years of propagation through the clumpy universe has done: distorted the pattern of polarization. This first demonstration is the harbinger of what will ultimately become an essential tool in analyses of future SPT CMB-Stage 4 data."
- Scott Dodelson, Ph.D. advisor

Department Committees
Past Department Committees:
  • Graduate Committee: 2016 - 2017 | 2015 - 2016
  • Student Faculty Representatives: 2013 - 2014