Erik Shirokoff

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., U. C. Berkeley, 2011
 
Contact Information
Phone: (773) 834-5399
Location: ERC 343
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
Past Students

UNDERGRADUATE: Evan Mayer (2018)
 
Currently in Committees
  • Early Career Mentoring committee

 
KICP Publications
2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "Optical Characterization of the SPT-3G Camera", Journal of Low Temperature Physics, Volume 193, Issue 3-4, pp. 305-313 (Nov 2018)
  2. "Measuring Cross-Spectra of the Cosmic Infrared Background from 95 to 1200 GHz", arXiv:1810.10643 (Oct 2018)
  3. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: tomographic cross-correlations between DES galaxies and CMB lensing from SPT+Planck", arXiv:1810.02342 (Oct 2018)
  4. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: Joint Analysis of Galaxy Clustering, Galaxy Lensing, and CMB Lensing Two-point Functions", arXiv:1810.02322 (Oct 2018)
  5. "Cosmological lensing ratios with DES Y1, SPT and Planck", arXiv:1810.02212 (Oct 2018)
  6. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: Cross-correlation between DES Y1 galaxy weak lensing and SPT+Planck CMB weak lensing", arXiv:1810.02441 (Oct 2018)
  7. "Atomic layer deposition of titanium nitride for quantum circuits", arXiv:1808.06009 (Aug 2018)
  8. "Design and characterization of the SPT-3G receiver", arXiv:1809.00032 (Aug 2018)
  9. "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)
  10. "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)
  11. "Design and Performance of the Antenna-Coupled Lumped-Element Kinetic Inductance Detector", Journal of Low Temperature Physics, Online First (May 2018)
  12. "Fabrication of Antenna-Coupled KID Array for Cosmic Microwave Background Detection", Journal of Low Temperature Physics, Online First (May 2018)
  13. "Optical Characterization of the SPT-3G Camera", Journal of Low Temperature Physics, Online First (May 2018)
  14. "Maps of the Southern Millimeter-wave Sky from Combined 2500 deg$^2$ SPT-SZ and Planck Temperature Data", arXiv:1803.10682 (Mar 2018)
  15. "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)
  16. "Initial investigation into the susceptibility of antenna-coupled LEKIDs to two level system affects", arXiv:1801.07920 (Jan 2018)
  17. "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)
  18. "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)
  19. "Simulating Cosmic Microwave Background anisotropy measurements for Microwave Kinetic Inductance Devices", arXiv:1711.01192 (Nov 2017)
  20. "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)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "Broadband anti-reflective coatings for cosmic microwave background experiments", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 10708, id. 1070843 13 pp. (2018) (Jul 2018)
  2. "Characterization and performance of the second-year SPT-3G focal plane", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 10708, id. 107081Z 13 pp. (2018) (Jul 2018)
  3. "The design and characterization of a 300 channel, optimized full-band millimeter filterbank for science with SuperSpec", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 10708, id. 107081O 8 pp. (2018) (Jul 2018)
  4. "Year two instrument status of the SPT-3G cosmic microwave background receiver", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 10708, id. 1070803 21 pp. (2018) (Jul 2018)
  5. "Measuring the Epoch of Reionization using [CII] Intensity Mapping with TIME-Pilot", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #229, id.125.01 (Jan 2017)
  6. "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)
  7. "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)
  8. "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)
  9. "SuperSpec: development towards a full-scale filter bank", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9914, id. 99143K 9 pp. (2016) (Jul 2016)
  10. "Probing the Epoch of Reionization via CII Tomography with TIME-Pilot", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #227, id.426.07 (Jan 2016)

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