Scott Dodelson

Theoretical Astrophysics Group, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory; professor, KICP

Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, Columbia University, 1988
 
Contact Information
Phone: (773) 702-3369
Location: ERC 451
Email: dodelsonfnal.gov
WWW: Web Site
 
Research
"Modern Cosmology" by Scott Dodelson
I am a cosmologist working at Fermilab and teaching at the University of Chicago. My research centers on the universe at large. What is the Universe made of? Why does it have the structure we see today? How did it evolve from from its hot, smooth origins?

As we look farther away from the Earth, we see objects as they were longer and longer ago. We see the sun as it was 8 minutes ago, the nearest star as it was 4 years ago, and distant galaxies as they were billions of years ago. The challenge is to organize all this information about our past into a coherent view of the universe.

Now is the best time to be a cosmologist. We are far from the unsubstantiated ideas of the past, since we now have data to back up our theories. But, we are also far from the certitude of the future, since many questions remain. These questions link together particle physics (the study of the very small) with cosmology (the study of the very large).

Past Scientific Projects: Q/U Imaging ExperimenT (QUIET)
 
Talks, Lectures, & Workshops

 
Students
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Past Students

GRADUATE: Youngsoo Park (2015), Eric J. Baxter (2015), Melanie Simet (2012), Fabian Schmidt (2010), Callum Lamb (2009)
 
Currently in Committees
  • Fellowship committee (Chair)

 
KICP Publications
2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "The Dark Energy Survey: more than dark energy - an overview", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 460, Issue 2, p.1270-1299 (Aug 2016)
  2. "Cross-correlation of gravitational lensing from DES Science Verification data with SPT and Planck lensing", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 459, Issue 1, p.21-34 (Jun 2016)
  3. "Optical-SZE Scaling Relations for DES Optically Selected Clusters within the SPT-SZ Survey", arXiv:1605.08770 (May 2016)
  4. "Cosmic Visions Dark Energy: Science", arXiv:1604.07626 (Apr 2016)
  5. "Cosmology from large scale galaxy clustering and galaxy-galaxy lensing with Dark Energy Survey Science Verification data", arXiv:1604.07871 (Apr 2016)
  6. "Cosmic Visions Dark Energy: Technology", arXiv:1604.07821 (Apr 2016)
  7. "Extreme data compression for the CMB", Physical Review D, Volume 93, Issue 8, id.083525 (Apr 2016)
  8. "CMB lensing tomography with the DES Science Verification galaxies", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 456, Issue 3, p.3213-3244 (Mar 2016)
  9. "Cross-correlation of gravitational lensing from DES Science Verification data with SPT and Planck lensing", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Advance Access (Mar 2016)
  10. "The Dark Energy Survey: more than dark energy - an overview", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Advance Access. 31 pp (Mar 2016)
  11. "Detection of the kinematic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect with DES Year 1 and SPT", arXiv:1603.03904 (Mar 2016)
  12. "Cross-correlation of gravitational lensing from DES Science Verification data with SPT and Planck lensing", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Advance Access (Mar 2016)
  13. "The Dark Energy Survey: more than dark energy - an overview", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Advance Access. 31 pp (Mar 2016)
  14. "Joint Measurement of Lensing-Galaxy Correlations Using SPT and DES SV Data", arXiv:1602.07384 (Feb 2016)
  15. "Constraints on the richness-mass relation and the optical-SZE positional offset distribution for SZE-selected clusters", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 454, Issue 3, p.2305-2319 (Dec 2015)
  16. "Accounting for baryonic effects in cosmic shear tomography: determining a minimal set of nuisance parameters using PCA", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 454, Issue 3, p.2451-2471 (Dec 2015)
  17. "Constraints on the richness-mass relation and the optical-SZE positional offset distribution for SZE-selected clusters", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 454, Issue 3, p.2305-2319 (Dec 2015)
  18. "External priors for the next generation of CMB experiments", arXiv:1512.02654 (Dec 2015)
  19. "Eight Ultra-faint Galaxy Candidates Discovered in Year Two of the Dark Energy Survey", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 813, Issue 2, article id. 109, 20 pp. (2015) (Nov 2015)
  20. "Extreme data compression for the CMB", arXiv:1512.00072 (Nov 2015)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "RedMaPPEr selected clusters from DES science verification data and their SPT-SZE signature", Building the Euclid Cluster Survey - Scientific Program, proceedings of a conference held July 6-11 2014 at the Sexten Center for Astrophysics. Online at http://www.sexten-cfa.eu/images/stories/conferenze2014/buildingclusters/Building_program_talks.pdf, i
  2. "Weak Lensing Tomography with Galaxy Clusters in the SDSS Stripe 82 Coadd", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #219, #135.01 (Jan 2012)
  3. "Cross-Correlation Weak Lensing of Galaxy Clusters in the SDSS Southern Survey Coadd", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #215, #436.03; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 42, p.384 (Jan 2010)
  4. "Probing Inflation with CMB Polarization", CMB POLARIZATION WORKSHOP: THEORY AND FOREGROUNDS: CMBPol Mission Concept Study. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 1141, pp. 10-120 (2009) (Jun 2009)
  5. "A Mission to Map our Origins", CMB POLARIZATION WORKSHOP: THEORY AND FOREGROUNDS: CMBPol Mission Concept Study. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 1141, pp. 3-9 (2009) (Jun 2009)
  6. "CMB POLARIZATION WORKSHOP: THEORY AND FOREGROUNDS: CMBPol Mission Concept Study", CMB POLARIZATION WORKSHOP: THEORY AND FOREGROUNDS: CMBPol Mission Concept Study. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 1141 (Jun 2009)
  7. "Observational Tests of Inflation Presentation", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #213, #219.01; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 41, p.389; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 41, p.389 (Jan 2009)

 
Visitors
Current & Future Visitors:
  1. Chihway Chang, ETH Zurich
Past Visitors:
  1. Aurélien Benoit-Lévy, University College London (2014)
  2. Tim Tait, UC Irvine (2014)
  3. Joe Zuntz, University of Manchester (2014)
  4. Leonardo Senatore, Stanford University (2011)
  5. Nir shaviv, Racah Inst. of Physics, Hebrew University (2011)
  6. Larry Widrow, Queen's University (2011)
  7. Christopher Hirata, California Institute of Technology (2010)
  8. Savvas Koushiappas, Brown University (2009)
  9. Louie Strigari, KIPAC, Stanford University (2009)