Kirit Karkare

Associate Fellow, KICP
Grainger Fellow, Department of Physics

Kirit Karkare
Eckhardt Research Center
Room 427
5640 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637


Ph.D., Astrophysics, Harvard, 2017


I'm an experimental cosmologist, and I'm particularly interested in understanding the physics of inflation and dark energy - two mysterious ingredients in our cosmological model. My work focuses on developing new millimeter-wave instruments to measure the cosmic microwave background and large-scale structure through line intensity mapping, and takes place within the South Pole Observatory (BICEP/Keck Array + South Pole Telescope), CMB-S4, and SuperSpec collaborations.

Outside of research I spend my time cooking (or just thinking about food), running (reluctantly), and flying (usually as a passenger, but occasionally at the controls).