Alex Drlica-Wagner
Assistant Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University, 2013

Phone: (773) 702-7865
Location: ERC 457

Affiliations: Wilson Fellow, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory; Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics

Dark matter, dark energy, cosmology, particle astrophysics, detector development
Publications: ADS | arXiv | inSPIRE

Research Fields:
My research focuses on using astrophysical observations to understand the fundamental nature of dark matter and dark energy. I work on large cosmic surveys including the Dark Energy Survey (DES) and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). Recently, I have been interested in using the faintest and most dark-matter-dominated galaxies to try to understand the fundamental nature of dark matter. I consider myself to be an experimental particle cosmologist, and I am heavily invested in the instruments and infrastructure that make these large surveys possible.

For more details, see my webpage or the Survey Science Group webpage

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Scientific Projects

Graduate Students

Teaching Courses
Past courses:
  • [ASTR 28500] Science with Large Astronomical Surveys: 2020 - 2021 (Spring); 2018 - 2019 (Spring)
  • [ASTR 41200] Science with Large Astronomical Surveys: 2018 - 2019 (Spring)
  • [PHSC 12710] Galaxies: 2019 - 2020 (Winter)

Department Committees
Past Department Committees:
  • Graduate Admissions: 2018 - 2019

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