Alex Drlica-Wagner

Senior Member, KICP
Assistant Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Wilson Fellow, Fermilab

Alex Drlica-Wagner
Eckhardt Research Center
Room 457
5640 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637


Ph.D. Physics, Stanford University, 2013


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.

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