Abigail Vieregg

Senior Member, KICP
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute, the College

Abigail Vieregg
Address:
Eckhardt Research Center
Room 429
5640 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Background

Before coming to UChicago, Prof. Vieregg received her A.B. from Dartmouth College in 2004, her Ph.D. from UCLA in 2010, and was an NSF Office of Polar Programs Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (2010-2013).

Research

Prof. Vieregg builds radio and millimeter wave experiments and use them for neutrino astrophysics and cosmology with the cosmic microwave background. She currently leads hardware development and analysis efforts on ARA and ANITA, which use the Antarctic ice as a target for the highest energy cosmic neutrinos. Vieregg is the PI of PUEO and RNO, next-generation balloon-borne and ground-based radio detectors for ultra-high energy neutrinos. She is also involved in CMB-S4, a future ground-based cosmic microwave background experiment, serving as the technical coordinator and on the executive team.