Alumni: Aparna Venkatesan, 2000
Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of San Francisco
Aparna Venkatesan is a cosmologist working on a number of research topics including studies of the first stars and quasars in the universe, cosmological reionization, the physical conditions in early-universe galaxies, cosmological element synthesis, and the cosmic microwave background.
University Of Chicago' Class Of 2000
Ph.D. Thesis: "The optical depth to reionization as a probe of cosmological and astrophysical parameters"; Scientific Advisor: Angela V. Olinto