Laura Newburgh

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Assistant Professor of Physics
WL 210
Research Areas: 
Astrophysics & Cosmology; Particle Physics
Research Type: 
Current Projects: 

21cm Radio Instrumentation to measure Large Scale Structure and Dark Energy - Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), The Hydrogen Intensity Mapping and Real-time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX)

Early Universe Cosmology: The Cosmic Microwave Background - Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT), Simons Observatory

Biographical Sketch: 

Laura Newburgh is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Yale University. She received her PhD. in Physics from Columbia University on her work building, characterizing, deploying, and analyzing data on the polarized CMB experiment QUIET. She worked on low-temperature detector characterization, integration, and deployment for polarized CMB experiment ACTPol as a postdoc at Princeton University, and began working on novel methods of calibration for the 21cm experiment CHIME as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto. Her work spans hardware, software, and analysis for CMB and 21cm cosmology through her current projects CHIME, HIRAX, Simons Observatory, and CMB-S4.

Ph.D. 2010, Columbia University
Honors & Awards: 

NSF Career, 2018

Selected Publications: 

CHIME/FRB Collaboration, A Second Source of Repeating Fast Radio Bursts, Nature, Volume 566, Issue 7743

CHIME/FRB Collaboration, First Detection of Fast Radio Bursts between 400 and 800 MHz by CHIME/FRB, Astronomer’s Telegram #11901

Louis et al, The Atacama Cosmology Telescope: Two-Season ACTPol Spectra and Parameters, ArXiv

Newburgh et al, HIRAX: A Probe of Dark Energy and Radio Transients, Proc. SPIE, ArXiv

Berger et al, Holographic Beam Mapping of the CHIME Pathfinder Array, Proc. SPIE , ArXiv

Newburgh et al, Calibrating CHIME, A New Radio Interferometer to Probe Dark Energy, Proc. SPIE, 2014, ArXiv