Edward ''Rocky'' W. Kolb
Dean, Physical Sciences Division; Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics; Enrico Fermi Institute; and the College

Department Chair: 2006-2012

Education: BS 1973 (Physics) University of New Orleans; Ph. D. 1978 (Physics) University of Texas, Austin

Phone: (773) 702-0597
Location: ERC 481
Email: rocky.kolbuchicago.edu

Affiliations: Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics

cosmic inflation models, gravitational production of particles, particle dark matter, ultra-high energy cosmic rays, and high-energy neutrino astronomy.
Publications: ADS | arXiv | inSPIRE

Research Fields:
Kolb's research deals with the application of fundamental physics (in particular particle physics and general relativity) to the very early universe.

Scientific Projects

Graduate Students
Past Graduate Students: Zosia Krusberg (2011, Astronomy and Astrophysics); Valentin Kostov (2010, Astronomy and Astrophysics); Eun-Joo "Sein" Ahn (2006, Astronomy and Astrophysics); Alberto Vallinotto (2006, Physics)

Teaching Courses
Past courses:
  • [ASTR 32100] Cosmology II: 2006 - 2007 (Autumn)
  • [ASTR 48000] Current Topics in Astrophysics (Graduate): 2010 - 2011 (Winter)
  • [NTSC 10200] Evolution of the Universe: 2007 - 2008 (Spring); 2004 - 2005 (Spring)
  • [PHSC 12000] Origin of the Universe and How We Know: 2011 - 2012 (Winter)

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