Alex Drlica-Wagner

Assistant Professor

Alex Drlica-Wagner
Address:
ERC 457
Phone:
(773) 702-7865
Email:
kadrlica@fnal.gov
Website:
http://home.fnal.gov/~kadrlica/

Background

PhD, Stanford University, 2013

Research Fields

  • Dark matter
  • Dark energy
  • Cosmology
  • Particle astrophysics
  • Detector development

Research Groups

Scientific Projects

Students

  • Nora Shipp (graduate/Astronomy and Astrophysics)
  • Kuang Wei (graduate/Physics)

Affiliations

Research

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.

Publications