Clarence L. Chang
Assistant Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University, 2005

Phone: (773) 702-7840
Location: ERC 333

Affiliations: Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics

Upper right: Picture of the South Pole Telescope.
Upper left: a Transition Edge Sensor fabricated at Argonne National Laboratory.
Lower right: the SPTpol focal plane.
Lower left: a plot of the first detection of CMB B-mode polarization. This signal is the result of gravitational lensing of the CMB.
Publications: ADS | arXiv | inSPIRE

Research Fields:
Clarence's interests focus on observational cosmology with a particular emphasis on developing new superconducting technology for use in new experiments. He is part of a joint Chicago/Argonne superconducting detector development collaboration which will develop and build the focal plane for the upcoming SPT-3G experiment. This focal plane, with over 15,000 polarization sensitive detectors, will enable the South Pole Telescope to observe 2500 square degrees with unprecedented sensitivity. SPT-3G will explore the physics of inflation, dark energy, and the cosmic neutrino background.

Member of Research Groups:

Scientific Projects

Teaching Courses
  • [ASTR 40900] Topics in Observational Cosmology: 2017 - 2018 (Spring)

Past courses:
  • [ASTR 40500] Radiation Measurements II: 2014 - 2015 (Spring)
  • [ASTR 49900] Graduate Research Seminar: 2016 - 2017 (Spring)

Department Committees

Past Department Committees:
  • Undergraduate Committee: 2016 - 2017
  • Adler: 2016 - 2017 | 2015 - 2016
  • Graduate Committee: 2015 - 2016