Abigail G. Vieregg
Professor, Departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics

Education: Ph.D., UCLA, 2010

Phone: (773) 834-2988
Location: ERC 429
Email: aviereggkicp.uchicago.edu

Top: The ANITA-II payload, ready for launch.
Bottom: The five-receiver Keck Array polarimeter at the South Pole, with winter over Robert Schwarz.
Publications: ADS | arXiv
Prof. Vieregg builds radio and millimeter wave experiments and uses them for neutrino astrophysics and cosmology with the cosmic microwave background. She currently leads hardware development and analysis efforts on ARA and ANITA, which use the Antarctic ice as a target for the highest energy cosmic neutrinos. Vieregg is the PI of PUEO and RNO-G, next-generation balloon-borne and ground-based radio detectors for ultra-high energy neutrinos. She is also involved in CMB-S4, a future ground-based cosmic microwave background experiment, serving as the technical coordinator and on the executive team. Although Prof. Vieregg has won many research-related awards, the award she is most proud of is a “spherical cow award,” presented by the UChicago physics graduate students, for Best Teaching and Mentoring.

Outside of physics, she is an avid sailor and enjoys spending time with her two children, Lydia and James.