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Kimmy (Wai Ling) Wu

KICP Fellow

Ph.D., Stanford University, 2015
 
Contact Information
Phone: (773) 702-6684
Fax: (773) 834-8279
Location: ERC 437
Email: wlwukicp.uchicago.edu
WWW: Web Site

 
Research
My research areas include cosmology, inflation, and gravitational lensing. I use cosmic microwave background (CMB) observations to test cosmological models. Specifically, I am part of the <a target='_blank' href='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BICEP_and_Keck_Array'>BICEP/Keck Array</a> and the <a target='_blank' href='https://pole.uchicago.edu/'>South Pole Telecope</a> collaborations. In addition, I am interested in using Machine Learning techniques for astrophysics, and I am a part of <a target='_blank' href='http://deepskieslab.com/'>DeepSkies Lab</a>.

Ongoing Scientific Projects:

 
Talks, Lectures, & Workshops

 
KICP Publications
2019 | 2018 | 2017


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "Fractional Polarisation of Extragalactic Sources in the 500-square-degree SPTpol Survey", arXiv:1907.02156 (Jul 2019)
  2. "CMB-S4 Science Case, Reference Design, and Project Plan", arXiv:1907.04473 (Jul 2019)
  3. "A Measurement of the Cosmic Microwave Background Lensing Potential and Power Spectrum from 500 deg$^2$ of SPTpol Temperature and Polarization Data", arXiv:1905.05777 (May 2019)
  4. "The Future Landscape of High-Redshift Galaxy Cluster Science", Astro2020: Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics, science white papers, no. 279; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 51, Issue 3, id. 279 (2019) (May 2019)
  5. "Messengers from the Early Universe: Cosmic Neutrinos and Other Light Relics", Astro2020: Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics, science white papers, no. 159; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 51, Issue 3, id. 159 (2019) (May 2019)
  6. "BICEP2 / Keck Array XI: Beam Characterization and Temperature-to-Polarization Leakage in the BK15 Dataset", arXiv:1904.01640 (Apr 2019)
  7. "Consistency of cosmic microwave background temperature measurements in three frequency bands in the 2500-square-degree SPT-SZ survey", arXiv:1904.12995 (Apr 2019)
  8. "Primordial Non-Gaussianity", arXiv:1903.04409 (Mar 2019)
  9. "Messengers from the Early Universe: Cosmic Neutrinos and Other Light Relics", arXiv:1903.04763 (Mar 2019)
  10. "Mass Calibration of Optically Selected DES Clusters Using a Measurement of CMB-cluster Lensing with SPTpol Data", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 872, Issue 2, article id. 170, 14 pp. (2019) (Feb 2019)
  11. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 results: Methodology and projections for joint analysis of galaxy clustering, galaxy lensing, and CMB lensing two-point functions", Physical Review D, Volume 99, Issue 2, id.023508 (Jan 2019)
  12. "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)
  13. "Maps of the Southern Millimeter-wave Sky from Combined 2500 deg2 SPT-SZ and Planck Temperature Data", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Volume 239, Issue 1, article id. 10, 14 pp. (2018) (Nov 2018)
  14. "Constraints on Primordial Gravitational Waves Using Planck, WMAP, and New BICEP2/Keck Observations through the 2015 Season", Physical Review Letters, Volume 121, Issue 22, id.221301 (Nov 2018)
  15. "Constraints on Primordial Gravitational Waves Using Planck, WMAP, and New BICEP2/Keck Observations through the 2015 Season", Physical Review Letters, Volume 121, Issue 22, id.221301 (Nov 2018)
  16. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: tomographic cross-correlations between DES galaxies and CMB lensing from SPT+Planck", arXiv:1810.02342 (Oct 2018)
  17. "DeepCMB: Lensing Reconstruction of the Cosmic Microwave Background with Deep Neural Networks", arXiv:1810.01483 (Oct 2018)
  18. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: Joint Analysis of Galaxy Clustering, Galaxy Lensing, and CMB Lensing Two-point Functions", arXiv:1810.02322 (Oct 2018)
  19. "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)
  20. "Measurements of Degree-Scale B-mode Polarization with the BICEP/Keck Experiments at South Pole", arXiv:1807.02199 (Jul 2018)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "DeepCMB: Lensing Reconstruction of the Cosmic Microwave Background with Deep Neural Networks", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #233, id.#315.05 (Jan 2019)
  2. "DeepCMB: Lensing Reconstruction of the Cosmic Microwave Background with Deep Neural Networks", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #233, id.315.05 (Jan 2019)
  3. "Design and performance of wide-band corrugated walls for the BICEP Array detector modules at 30/40 GHz", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 10708, id. 107082G 12 pp. (2018) (Jul 2018)
  4. "Ultra-thin large-aperture vacuum windows for millimeter wavelengths receivers", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 10708, id. 107082K 14 pp. (2018) (Jul 2018)
  5. "BICEP Array cryostat and mount design", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 10708, id. 107082D 10 pp. (2018) (Jul 2018)
  6. "BICEP Array: a multi-frequency degree-scale CMB polarimeter", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 10708, id. 1070807 15 pp. (2018) (Jul 2018)
  7. "2017 upgrade and performance of BICEP3: a 95GHz refracting telescope for degree-scale CMB polarization", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 10708, id. 107082N 11 pp. (2018) (Jul 2018)
  8. "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)

 
Visitors
Past Visitors:
  1. Martina Gerbino, Argonne National Laboratory (2019)
  2. Rebecca Leane, MIT (2019)
  3. Mathew Madhavacheril, Princeton University (2019)
  4. Yuuki Omori, Stanford University (2019)
  5. Kris Pardo, Princeton University (2019)
  6. Srinivasan Raghunathan, University of California Los Angeles (2019)
  7. Kimberly Boddy, Johns Hopkins University (2018)
  8. Sara Simon, University of Michigan (2018)