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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. "The SPTpol Extended Cluster Survey", arXiv:1910.04121 (Oct 2019)
  2. "Measurements of B-mode Polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background from 500 Square Degrees of SPTpol Data", arXiv:1910.05748 (Oct 2019)
  3. "Constraints on Cosmological Parameters from the 500 deg$^2$ SPTpol Lensing Power Spectrum", arXiv:1910.07157 (Oct 2019)
  4. "Microwave multiplexing on the Keck Array", arXiv:1909.01305 (Sep 2019)
  5. "CMB-S4", Astro2020: Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics, APC white papers, no. 209; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 51, Issue 7, id. 209 (2019) (Sep 2019)
  6. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: Cross-correlation between Dark Energy Survey Y1 galaxy weak lensing and South Pole Telescope+P l a n c k CMB weak lensing", Physical Review D, Volume 100, Issue 4, id.043517 (Aug 2019)
  7. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: Tomographic cross-correlations between Dark Energy Survey galaxies and CMB lensing from South Pole Telescope +Planck", Physical Review D, Volume 100, Issue 4, id.043501 (Aug 2019)
  8. "DeepCMB: Lensing reconstruction of the cosmic microwave background with deep neural networks", Astronomy and Computing, Volume 28, article id. 100307 (Jul 2019)
  9. "Dark Energy Survey year 1 results: Joint analysis of galaxy clustering, galaxy lensing, and CMB lensing two-point functions", Physical Review D, Volume 100, Issue 2, id.023541 (Jul 2019)
  10. "Consistency of cosmic microwave background temperature measurements in three frequency bands in the 2500-square-degree SPT-SZ survey", Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Issue 07, article id. 038 (2019) (Jul 2019)
  11. "Fractional Polarisation of Extragalactic Sources in the 500-square-degree SPTpol Survey", arXiv:1907.02156 (Jul 2019)
  12. "CMB-S4 Science Case, Reference Design, and Project Plan", arXiv:1907.04473 (Jul 2019)
  13. "A Detection of CMB-Cluster Lensing using Polarization Data from SPTpol", arXiv:1907.08605 (Jul 2019)
  14. "Galaxy Clusters Selected via the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect in the SPTpol 100-Square-Degree Survey", arXiv:1907.09621 (Jul 2019)
  15. "CMB-S4 Decadal Survey APC White Paper", arXiv:1908.01062 (Jul 2019)
  16. "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)
  17. "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)
  18. "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)
  19. "BICEP2 / Keck Array XI: Beam Characterization and Temperature-to-Polarization Leakage in the BK15 Dataset", arXiv:1904.01640 (Apr 2019)
  20. "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)

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)