Kendrick Smith is a cosmologist whose work combines theoretical physics, data analysis, and software engineering.
Currently, he is focusing on three main research topics. First, new algorithms for next-generation radio telescopes such as Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME); second, data analysis for the upcoming Simons Observatory CMB experiment; and third, new applications of neural networks to cosmology.
Giuseppe and Vanna Cocconi Prize (with Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe and the Planck Science Teams,) 2019
Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (with WMAP Science Team,) 2018
Gruber Cosmology Prize (with WMAP Science Team,) 2012
K. Smith, O. Zahn, O. Dore, “Detection of Gravitational Lensing in the Microwave Background”, PRD 76:043510 (2007), arxiv:0705.3980
G. Hinshaw et al [WMAP Collaboration], “Nine-Year WMAP Observations: Cosmological Parameter Results”, ApJS 208, 19 (2013), arxiv:1212.5226.
M. Amiri et al [CHIMEFRB Collaboration], “Observations of Fast Radio Bursts at Frequencies down to 400 MHz”, Nature 566, 230 (2019), arxiv:1901.04524.
Y. Akrami et al [Planck Collaboration], “Planck 2018 results. IX. Constraints on Primordial non-Gaussianity”, arxiv:1905.05697.
M. Munchmeyer and K. Smith, “Fast Wiener filtering of CMB maps with Neural Networks”, arxiv:1905.05846.