Join the UChicago Space Network in conversation with Abigail Vieregg, Director of the Kavli Center for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago. Prof. Vieregg will share her journey and insights into observing neutrinos on the ice sheets of Greenland!
Moderated by Dave Fischer, AB'87 and Audrey Scott, SB/AB'23
Before coming to UChicago, Prof. Vieregg received her A.B. from Dartmouth College in 2004, her Ph.D. from UCLA in 2010, and was an NSF Office of Polar Programs Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (2010-2013).
Prof. Vieregg builds radio and millimeter wave experiments and use them for neutrino astrophysics and cosmology with the cosmic microwave background. She currently leads hardware development and analysis efforts on ARA and ANITA, which use the Antarctic ice as a target for the highest energy cosmic neutrinos. Vieregg is the PI of PUEO and RNO, next-generation balloon-borne and ground-based radio detectors for ultra-high energy neutrinos. She is also involved in CMB-S4, a future ground-based cosmic microwave background experiment, serving as the technical coordinator and on the executive team.