Qing Yang "Amy" Tang
Graduate Student, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Location: ERC 430
Email: tangqoddjob.uchicago.edu

Scientific Advisor: Erik Shirokoff

Cosmological instrumentation
Publications: ADS | arXiv

Research Fields:
Amy is a PhD student in the Shirokoff group. Her research involves developing a type of superconducting detectors, called microwave kinetic inductance detectors (MKIDs) to study the cosmic microwave background (CMB ). Compared to traditional detectors used in mm and sub-mm observations, MKIDs offer simple fabrication procedures and native readout multiplexing capabilities. She is trying to develop novel optical detectors that has the low noise sensitivities needed for CMB observations. Her day-to-day work ranges from designing and running electromagnetic simulations of the detectors, fabricating - using the Prizker Nanofabrication Facility (PNF) - and testing and characterizing the detectors she makes.

Department Committees
Past Department Committees:
  • Candidacy and Graduate Committee: 2018 - 2019
  • Student Faculty Representatives: 2016 - 2017