Check out USC Astrophysics and Cosmology and CosmoLab hack space!
I run CosmoLab as a weekly Zoom meeting for all USC grads, undergrads, postdocs, and researchers interested in astrophysics research. Contact me if you'd like to join!
I've had the pleasure to work with many very talented students at USC and beyond.
- Aryan Rahimieh (grad student): Aryan is working on a novel way to detect interactions of axion-like particles with electrons, using 21-cm line intensity mapping.
- Isabella Johansson (grad student): Isabella is focusing on forecasting sensitivity of future CMB experiments to new physics.
- George (Trey) Driskell (grad student): Trey is investigating the global 21-cm signal in context of interacting dark matter models that can change the thermal history of the universe.
- Jack Lonergan (grad student): Jack is developing the SOLikeT tool for likelihood analyses for the Simons Observatory.
- Dawei (David) Zhong (grad student): Dawei is exploring the limits on dark matter mass from the measurements of the primordial element abundances.
- Dimple Sarnaaik (USC undergrad, class of 2021): Dimple is performing analytic estimates for the bound on dark matter-electron scattering from CMB anisotropy measurements.
- David Nguyen (USC undergrad, class of 2021): David is performing analysis of Planck data to put new bounds on dark matter-electron interactions.
- Karime Maamari (USC undergrad, class of 2020; now Research Assistant at Argonne): Karime derived the most stringent astrophysical bounds to-date on dark matter-baryon scattering, using Milky Way satellite abundance measurements from DES.
- Resherle Verna (USC masters student, class of 2020; now Data Science Specialist at Southern California Edison): Resherle has studied data analysis methods in astrophysics.
- Prayaas Aggarwal (B.S. Physics/Computer Science, USC Class of 2020; now Software/Systems Engineer at Qualcomm): Prayaas developed this website and the CMB visualization tool for CosmoLab.
- Brenda Zhou (USC undergrad, class of 2021): Brenda investigated early dark energy with Planck data.
- Aizhan Akhmedzanova (Princeton undergrad, class of 2020; now masters student at Perimenter Institute, on to grad school at Harvard): Aizhan has worked on incorporating the effective theory of structure formation into the Boltzmann code CLASS.
- Katelyn Neese (Princeton undergrad, class of 2017; now Metrology Engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding): Katelyn has looked at how annual modulation signal in dark matter direct detection experiments can be used to distinguish dark matter models.