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Elisabeth Krause (left) Center photo courtesy NASA/JPL=Caltech Tim Eifler (right)

Krause and Eifler Each Win DOE Early Career Research Awards

We learned on August 1, 2019,  that two of our newest faculty, Elisabeth Krause and Tim Eifler, have each won a Department of Energy Early Career Research Award. They will each receive $150000 per year for five years, "to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years, when many scientists do their most formative work." You can read the UA press release HERE and the DOE announcement HERE.

Krause's research program, "Joint Analyses of Lensing, Clustering, and Galaxy Clusters with DES and LSST," will develop the combined-probes analysis framework to jointly analyze galaxy clustering, weak lensing, and the abundance of galaxy clusters in Year 1 (Y1) data from the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). This analysis program will will be developed  on increasingly complex data sets from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) and LSST precursor data, and enable stringent constraints on dark energy with LSST Y1.

The main objective of Eifler’s research program, "Multi-Probe Cosmology with DES and LSST," is to develop novel data analysis techniques to combine multiple cosmological measurements extracted from DES and later LSST data and to control systematics at the level required to extract the cosmological information. Working across a variety of science areas, such as cosmology, astrophysics, computer science, and statistical methods this research explores whether dark energy is explained by Einstein’s cosmological constant, whether it shows variations as a function of time, or whether the theory of General Relativity itself must be modified. Ultimately, this science program paves the way for a joint analysis of LSST in combination with the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) experiments of the mid 2020s such as the DOE-led CMB-Stage 4 experiment. 

Congratulations, Tim and Elisabeth.

It has been a good summer for our newest faculty: Elisabeth and Tim join Erika Hamden who recently won a Presidential Early Career for Scientists and Engineers award (you can read about that award HERE).