Austin Joyce

Senior Member, KICP
Assistant Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics


Background

Ph.D. in Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, 2013

Research

I am a theoretical cosmologist, and my work is aimed at understanding the nature of dark energy, dark matter, and the evolution of the early universe. I also work to use cosmological measurements to learn about high energy physics and the nature of gravity. My research program lies at the interface between high energy and gravitational physics, particularly through applications of quantum field theory techniques to cosmological questions. Utilizing these connections requires a variety of techniques and approaches, and consequently I am also interested more broadly in exploring the space of consistent quantum field theories.