Kirit S. Karkare
KICP Associate fellow, University of Chicago
Ph.D., Harvard, 2017
Phone: (773) 702-6684
Location: ERC 427
WWW: Web Site
I'm an experimental cosmologist, and I'm particularly interested in understanding the physics of inflation and dark energy - two mysterious ingredients in our cosmological model. My work focuses on developing new millimeter-wave instruments to measure the cosmic microwave background and large-scale structure through line intensity mapping, and takes place within the South Pole Observatory (BICEP/Keck Array + South Pole Telescope), CMB-S4, and SuperSpec collaborations.
Outside of research I spend my time cooking (or just thinking about food), running (reluctantly), and flying (usually as a passenger, but occasionally at the controls).