Dr W.L. Kimmy Wu 巫惠玲
The photo above was taken at the geographical South Pole during the austral summer of 2014-2015, when Kimmy was there to deploy BICEP3, a new CMB telescope to the BICEP/Keck Array series of inflationary probes.
My research areas include cosmology, inflation, and gravitational lensing. I use cosmic microwave background (CMB) observations to test cosmological models. Specifically, I am a part of the BICEP/Keck Array and the South Pole Telecope collaborations. In addition, I am interested in using Machine Learning techniques for astrophysics, and I am a part of DeepSkies Lab.
Before joining KICP, I was a Croucher Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley as part of Professor William Holzapfel's SPT group. I obtained my Ph.D in physics from Stanford University in 2015 working with Professor Chao-Lin Kuo's group on BICEP/Keck.
My research is focused on searching for new physics through precision measurements of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). In particular, I use cutting-edge CMB data to look for imprints of the stochastic background of gravitational waves from inflation, and new physics beyond the Standard Model.
- Fellowship in 2015 at the the University of California, Berkeley
KICP Fellow (Postdoctoral Researcher) of Physics at University of Chicago