Ali Vanderveld

KICP Fellow

Ph.D., Physics, Cornell University, 2007
Contact Information
Phone: (773) 702-7862
Location: LASR 206
I am a theoretical cosmologist whose current research focuses primarily on probes of the "dark sector," i.e. dark matter, dark energy, and possible modifications of general relativity. To date I have been approaching this problem on three fronts: (1) working towards the design of optimal next-generation cosmological probes, including simulating mock data sets, determining optimal survey strategies, and characterizing systematics, (2) determining the observational consequences of specific dark matter and dark energy theories, and (3) developing phenomenological tools to gain more insight from current and future data, including ways to find model-independent constraints.
Talks, Lectures, & Workshops

KICP Publications

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "Challenging the status quo with weak gravitational lensing", American Physical Society, APS April Meeting 2013, April 13-16, 2013, abstract #B8.009 (Apr 2013)

Past Visitors:
  1. Curt Cutler, Jet Propulsion Lab and Caltech (2012)
  2. Eric Huff, UC, Berkeley (2012)
  3. Adrian Pope, Argonne National Laboratory (2012)
  4. Tristan Smith, UC Berkeley (2012)
  5. Albert Stebbins, Fermilab (2012)
  6. Adrienne Erickcek, CITA/Perimeter Institute (2011)
  7. Jason Rhodes, NASA JPL (2011)
  8. Charles Shapiro, Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, Portsmouth (2011)