Erik Shirokoff

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., U. C. Berkeley, 2011
 
Contact Information
Phone: (773) 834-5399
Location: ERC 433
Email: shirouchicago.edu
WWW: Web Site
 
Research
A prototype SuperSpec device. This on-chip KID spectrometer features 80 channels operating in the mm-wavelength atmospheric band and read-out with a single multiplexed line. The wide-band microwave probe couples to a metal feed horn.

Image by H. G. Leduc, JPL MDL.
Erik develops novel cryogenic detectors operating at millimeter and submm-wavelengths for the study of high-redshift galaxies, the epoch of reionization, and the Cosmic Microwave Background. He's currently involved in three projects: SuperSpec is an on-chip filter-bank spectrometer technology. Its small size, wide spectral bandwidth, and highly multiplexed Kinetic Inductance Detector readout will enable construction of powerful multi-object and integral-field spectrometers such as X-Spec, a proposed instrument for the CCAT telescope. The Tomographic Ionized-Carbon Mapping Experiment is an imaging spectrometer that will use 158 micron [CII] emission to probe reionization and large scale structure at redshifts 5-9. SPT-3G, the third generation camera for the South Pole Telescope, will observe the CMB with tens of thousands of polarization-sensitive, multi-chroic, lens-coupled TES sensors.

Ongoing Scientific Projects:
 
Students
GRADUATE STUDENTS
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

 
Currently in Committees
  • Early Career Mentoring committee

 
KICP Publications
2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "Constraints on Cosmological Parameters from the Angular Power Spectrum of a Combined 2500 deg2 SPT-SZ and Planck Gravitational Lensing Map", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 860, Issue 2, article id. 137, 9 pp. (2018) (Jun 2018)
  2. "A measurement of CMB cluster lensing with SPT and DES year 1 data", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 476, Issue 2, p.2674-2688 (May 2018)
  3. "Design and Performance of the Antenna-Coupled Lumped-Element Kinetic Inductance Detector", Journal of Low Temperature Physics, Online First (May 2018)
  4. "Fabrication of Antenna-Coupled KID Array for Cosmic Microwave Background Detection", Journal of Low Temperature Physics, Online First (May 2018)
  5. "Optical Characterization of the SPT-3G Camera", Journal of Low Temperature Physics, Online First (May 2018)
  6. "Maps of the Southern Millimeter-wave Sky from Combined 2500 deg$^2$ SPT-SZ and Planck Temperature Data", arXiv:1803.10682 (Mar 2018)
  7. "A Comparison of Maps and Power Spectra Determined from South Pole Telescope and Planck Data", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 853, Issue 1, article id. 3, 14 pp. (2018) (Jan 2018)
  8. "Initial investigation into the susceptibility of antenna-coupled LEKIDs to two level system affects", arXiv:1801.07920 (Jan 2018)
  9. "Constraints on Cosmological Parameters from the Angular Power Spectrum of a Combined 2500 deg$^2$ SPT-SZ and Planck Gravitational Lensing Map", arXiv:1712.07541 (Dec 2017)
  10. "A Comparison of Cosmological Parameters Determined from CMB Temperature Power Spectra from the South Pole Telescope and the Planck Satellite", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 850, Issue 1, article id. 101, 14 pp. (2017) (Nov 2017)
  11. "A 2500 deg2 CMB Lensing Map from Combined South Pole Telescope and Planck Data", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 849, Issue 2, article id. 124, 16 pp. (2017) (Nov 2017)
  12. "Simulating Cosmic Microwave Background anisotropy measurements for Microwave Kinetic Inductance Devices", arXiv:1711.01192 (Nov 2017)
  13. "VizieR Online Data Catalog: SPT-SZ survey galaxy clusters optical spectroscopy (Ruel+, 2014)", VizieR On-line Data Catalog: J/ApJ/792/45. Originally published in: 2014ApJ...792...45R (Apr 2017)
  14. "Maps of the Magellanic Clouds from Combined South Pole Telescope and PLANCK Data", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Volume 227, Issue 2, article id. 23, 20 pp. (2016) (Dec 2016)
  15. "VizieR Online Data Catalog: Full spectroscopic data release of the SPT-GMOS (Bayliss+, 2016)", VizieR On-line Data Catalog: J/ApJS/227/3. Originally published in: 2016ApJS..227....3B (Nov 2016)
  16. "Cosmological Constraints from Galaxy Clusters in the 2500 Square-degree SPT-SZ Survey", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 832, Issue 1, article id. 95, 17 pp. (2016) (Nov 2016)
  17. "Measurements of Sub-degree B-mode Polarization in the Cosmic Microwave Background from 100 Square Degrees of SPTpol Data", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 807, Issue 2, article id. 151, 18 pp. (2015) (Jul 2015)
  18. "A Measurement of Gravitational Lensing of the Cosmic Microwave Background by Galaxy Clusters Using Data from the South Pole Telescope", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 806, Issue 2, article id. 247, 14 pp. (2015) (Jun 2015)
  19. "Analysis of Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect mass-observable relations using South Pole Telescope observations of an X-ray selected sample of low-mass galaxy clusters and groups", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 448, Issue 3, p.2085-2099 (Apr 2015)
  20. "VizieR Online Data Catalog: Galaxy clusters discovered in the SPT-SZ survey (Bleem+, 2015)", VizieR On-line Data Catalog: J/ApJS/216/27. Originally published in: 2015ApJS..216...27B (Mar 2015)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "Measuring the Epoch of Reionization using [CII] Intensity Mapping with TIME-Pilot", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #229, id.125.01 (Jan 2017)
  2. "Integrated performance of a frequency domain multiplexing readout in the SPT-3G receiver", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9914, id. 99141D 11 pp. (2016) (Jul 2016)
  3. "Large arrays of dual-polarized multichroic TES detectors for CMB measurements with the SPT-3G receiver", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9914, id. 991417 11 pp. (2016) (Jul 2016)
  4. "Detector modules and spectrometers for the TIME-Pilot [CII] intensity mapping experiment", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9914, id. 99140L 10 pp. (2016) (Jul 2016)
  5. "SuperSpec: development towards a full-scale filter bank", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9914, id. 99143K 9 pp. (2016) (Jul 2016)
  6. "Probing the Epoch of Reionization via CII Tomography with TIME-Pilot", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #227, id.426.07 (Jan 2016)
  7. "Status of SuperSpec: a broadband, on-chip millimeter-wave spectrometer", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9153, id. 91530M 16 pp. (2014) (Aug 2014)
  8. "Lithographed spectrometers for tomographic line mapping of the Epoch of Reionization", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9153, id. 91530F 11 pp. (2014) (Aug 2014)
  9. "SPT-3G: a next-generation cosmic microwave background polarization experiment on the South Pole telescope", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9153, id. 91531P 21 pp. (2014) (Jul 2014)

 
Visitors
Past Visitors:
  1. Lorenzo Moncelsi, California Institute of Technology (2015)
  2. Seth Siegel, California Institute of Technology (2015)