Amy Bender

Senior Associate, KICP
Assistant Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory

Amy Bender
Argonne National Laboratory


Bender received her Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She was a postdoctoral fellow in astrophysics at McGill University after which  she joined Argonne first as a postdoctoral researcher and later as scientific staff.


Amy Bender is a member of the Experimental Cosmology group at Argonne National Laboratory.  Her research focuses on understanding the fundemental physics of the universe through measurements of the cosmic microwave background (CMB).   Bender’s interests span from novel instrumentation for making CMB measurements to techniques for analysis of these unique datasets.   Bender is currently an active member of  both the South Pole Telescope  and CMB-S4 collaborations.

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