Macarena Lagos

KICP Fellow

Ph.D., Imperial College London, 2017
Contact Information
Phone: (773) 702-9751
Fax: (773) 834-8279
Location: ERC 431
Email: mlagoskicp.uchicago.edu
WWW: Web Site

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, at the University of Chicago since October 2017, and I am interested in cosmology.

My main research focuses on understanding the origin, past, present and future of our Universe. I am interested in tackling open fundamental topics in cosmology such as the nature of dark matter and dark energy, as well as the initial conditions of our Universe. In particular, I have mainly focused on investigating alternative models of gravity and developing mathematical methods to test gravity on large scales.

Talks, Lectures, & Workshops

KICP Publications
2019 | 2018 | 2017

Latest Journal Publications
  1. "Curvature Perturbations in the Effective Field Theory of Inflation", arXiv:1908.08785 (Aug 2019)
  2. "Cosmological Instabilities and the Role of Matter Interactions in Dynamical Dark Energy Models", arXiv:1908.03212 (Aug 2019)
  3. "Standard sirens with a running Planck mass", Physical Review D, Volume 99, Issue 8, id.083504 (Apr 2019)
  4. "On the growth of massive scalar hair around a Schwarzschild black hole", arXiv:1904.12783 (Apr 2019)
  5. "Speed of gravitational waves and black hole hair", Physical Review D, Volume 97, Issue 8, id.084005 (Apr 2018)
  6. "A general theory of linear cosmological perturbations: stability conditions, the quasistatic limit and dynamics", Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Issue 03, article id. 021 (2018) (Mar 2018)
  7. "General theories of linear gravitational perturbations to a Schwarzschild black hole", Physical Review D, Volume 97, Issue 4, id.044021 (Feb 2018)
  8. "Strong Constraints on Cosmological Gravity from GW170817 and GRB 170817A", Physical Review Letters, Volume 119, Issue 25, id.251301 (Dec 2017)

Past Visitors:
  1. Giulia Cusin, University of Oxford (2019)
  2. Tanvi Karwal, Johns Hopkins University (2019)
  3. Hector Okada da Silva, Montana State University (2019)
  4. Zhong-Zhi Xianyu, Harvard University (2019)
  5. Kent Yagi, University of Virginia (2019)
  6. Christiane Lorenz, University of Oxford (2018)
  7. Jeremy Sakstein, Uinversity of Pennsylvania (2018)