Alex Drlica-Wagner

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Stanford University, 2013
 
Contact Information
Location: ERC 457
Email: kadrlicafnal.gov
WWW: Web Site
 
Research
My research focuses on using astrophysical observations to understand the fundamental nature of dark matter and dark energy. I work on large cosmic surveys including the Dark Energy Survey (DES) and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). Recently, I have been interested in using the faintest and most dark-matter-dominated galaxies to try to understand the fundamental nature of dark matter. I consider myself to be an experimental particle cosmologist, and I am heavily invested in the instruments and infrastructure that make these large surveys possible.

Ongoing Scientific Projects:

Past Scientific Projects: Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (Fermi)
 
Talks, Lectures, & Workshops

 
KICP Publications
2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "Rediscovery of the Sixth Star Cluster in the Fornax Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy", arXiv:1902.04589 (Feb 2019)
  2. "Probing the Fundamental Nature of Dark Matter with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope", arXiv:1902.01055 (Feb 2019)
  3. "Dark Energy Survey year 1 results: galaxy sample for BAO measurement", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 482, Issue 2, p.2807-2822 (Jan 2019)
  4. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 results: weak lensing mass calibration of redMaPPer galaxy clusters", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 482, Issue 1, p.1352-1378 (Jan 2019)
  5. "First measurement of the Hubble constant from a dark standard siren using the Dark Energy Survey galaxies and the LIGO/Virgo binary-black-hole merger GW170814", arXiv:1901.01540 (Jan 2019)
  6. "The Buzzard Flock: Dark Energy Survey Synthetic Sky Catalogs", arXiv:1901.02401 (Jan 2019)
  7. "Phenotypic redshifts with self-organizing maps: A novel method to characterize redshift distributions of source galaxies for weak lensing", arXiv:1901.05005 (Jan 2019)
  8. "SENSEI: Direct-Detection Constraints on Sub-GeV Dark Matter from a Shallow Underground Run Using a Prototype Skipper-CCD", arXiv:1901.10478 (Jan 2019)
  9. "Star-galaxy classification in the Dark Energy Survey Y1 data set", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 481, Issue 4, p.5451-5469 (Dec 2018)
  10. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: calibration of redMaGiC redshift distributions in DES and SDSS from cross-correlations", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 481, Issue 2, p.2427-2443 (Dec 2018)
  11. "The Dark Energy Survey: Data Release 1", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Volume 239, Issue 2, article id. 18, 25 pp. (2018) (Dec 2018)
  12. "Modelling the Tucana III stream - a close passage with the LMC", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 481, Issue 3, p.3148-3159 (Dec 2018)
  13. "easyaccess: SQL command line interpreter for astronomical surveys", Astrophysics Source Code Library, record ascl:1812.008 (Dec 2018)
  14. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 results: Detection of Intra-cluster Light at Redshift $sim$ 0.25", arXiv:1812.04004 (Dec 2018)
  15. "Chemical Abundance Analysis of Tucana III, the Second $r$-process Enhanced Ultra-Faint Dwarf Galaxy", arXiv:1812.01022 (Dec 2018)
  16. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: Measurement of the Baryon Acoustic Oscillation scale in the distribution of galaxies to redshift 1", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Advance Access (Dec 2018)
  17. "A faint halo star cluster discovered in the Blanco Imaging of the Southern Sky Survey", arXiv:1812.06318 (Dec 2018)
  18. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 results: weak lensing shape catalogues", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 481, Issue 1, p.1149-1182 (Nov 2018)
  19. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: A Precise H0 Estimate from DES Y1, BAO, and D/H Data", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 480, Issue 3, p.3879-3888 (Nov 2018)
  20. "Cosmological Constraints from Multiple Probes in the Dark Energy Survey", arXiv:1811.02375 (Nov 2018)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "Dark energy survey operations: years 4 and 5", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 10704, id. 107040D 18 pp. (2018) (Jul 2018)
  2. "The dark energy survey and operations: years 1 to 3", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9910, id. 99101D 19 pp. (2016) (Jul 2016)
  3. "Search for Gamma-ray Emission from Dark Matter Annihilation in the Small Magellanic Cloud with the Fermi Large Area Telescope", American Astronomical Society, HEAD meeting #15, id.110.08 (Apr 2016)
  4. "Searching for Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies with DES and the Fermi-LAT", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #227, id.337.01 (Jan 2016)
  5. "Search for Gamma-ray Emission from Dark Matter Annihilation in the Small Magellanic Cloud with the Fermi Large Area Telescope", American Astronomical Society, HEAD meeting #15, id.#110.08 (Apr 2015)

 
Visitors
Past Visitors:
  1. JOHANN COHEN-TANUGI, LUPM, Université Montpellier, CNRS (2018)
  2. Eric Nuss, LUPM Montpellier University (2018)