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
2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "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)
  2. "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)
  3. "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)
  4. "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)
  5. "DES meets Gaia: discovery of strongly lensed quasars from a multiplet search", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 479, Issue 4, p.4345-4354 (Oct 2018)
  6. "The First Tidally Disrupted Ultra-faint Dwarf Galaxy?: A Spectroscopic Analysis of the Tucana III Stream", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 866, Issue 1, article id. 22, 23 pp. (2018) (Oct 2018)
  7. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: Weak Lensing Mass Calibration of redMaPPer Galaxy Clusters", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Advance Access (Oct 2018)
  8. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: tomographic cross-correlations between DES galaxies and CMB lensing from SPT+Planck", arXiv:1810.02342 (Oct 2018)
  9. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: Joint Analysis of Galaxy Clustering, Galaxy Lensing, and CMB Lensing Two-point Functions", arXiv:1810.02322 (Oct 2018)
  10. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: Constraints on Extended Cosmological Models from Galaxy Clustering and Weak Lensing", arXiv:1810.02499 (Oct 2018)
  11. "Star-galaxy classification in the Dark Energy Survey Y1 dataset", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Advance Access (Sep 2018)
  12. "The Splashback Feature around DES Galaxy Clusters: Galaxy Density and Weak Lensing Profiles", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 864, Issue 1, article id. 83, 18 pp. (2018) (Sep 2018)
  13. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: Galaxy Sample for BAO Measurement", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Advance Access (Sep 2018)
  14. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: The effect of intra-cluster light on photometric redshifts for weak gravitational lensing", arXiv:1809.04599 (Sep 2018)
  15. "The morphology and structure of stellar populations in the Fornax dwarf spheroidal galaxy from Dark Energy Survey Data", arXiv:1809.07801 (Sep 2018)
  16. "Star-galaxy classification in the Dark Energy Survey Y1 dataset", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Advance Access (Sep 2018)
  17. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 results: Cosmological constraints from cosmic shear", Physical Review D, Volume 98, Issue 4, id.043528 (Aug 2018)
  18. "Dark Energy Survey year 1 results: Galaxy-galaxy lensing", Physical Review D, Volume 98, Issue 4, id.042005 (Aug 2018)
  19. "Dark Energy Survey year 1 results: Galaxy clustering for combined probes", Physical Review D, Volume 98, Issue 4, id.042006 (Aug 2018)
  20. "Deep SOAR follow-up photometry of two Milky Way outer-halo companions discovered with Dark Energy Survey", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 478, Issue 2, p.2006-2018 (Aug 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)