Erik Shirokoff

Assistant Professor

Erik Shirokoff
Address:
ERC 343
Phone:
(773) 834-5399
Email:
shiro@uchicago.edu
Website
https://kicp.uchicago.edu/~shiro/

Background

PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2011

Research Fields
Cosmology
Detector development

Research Groups
Shirokoff Research Group (Leader)

Scientific Projects
South Pole Telescope (SPT)
SuperSpec
Tomographic Ionized-Carbon Mapping Experiment
South Pole Telescope 3G (SPT-3G)

Affiliations
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics

Research

Erik develops novel cryogenic detectors operating at millimeter and submm-wavelengths for the study of high-redshift galaxies, the epoch of reionization, and the Cosmic Microwave Background. He's currently involved in three projects: SuperSpec is an on-chip filter-bank spectrometer technology. Its small size, wide spectral bandwidth, and highly multiplexed Kinetic Inductance Detector readout will enable construction of powerful multi-object and integral-field spectrometers such as X-Spec, a proposed instrument for the CCAT telescope. The Tomographic Ionized-Carbon Mapping Experiment is an imaging spectrometer that will use 158 micron [CII] emission to probe reionization and large scale structure at redshifts 5-9. SPT-3G, the third generation camera for the South Pole Telescope, will observe the CMB with tens of thousands of polarization-sensitive, multi-chroic, lens-coupled TES sensors.

Publications

ADS
arXiv
INSPIRE