Matias Zaldarriaga

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Appointment

  • Senior Fellow
  • Gravity & the Extreme Universe

Institution

School of Natural Sciences

Country

  • United States

Education

PhD (Physics), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BSc (Physics), University of Buenos Aires

About

Matias Zaldarriaga is a physicist who has made many influential and creative contributions to our understanding of the early universe, particle astrophysics, and cosmology as a probe of fundamental physics.

Much of his work centres on understanding the clues about the earliest moments of our universe encoded in the cosmic microwave background, the faint glow of radiation generated by the big bang. His recent research has focused on intergalactic hydrogen gas in the early universe. He is at the forefront of developing machinery to study this gas, using the spectral line from neutral hydrogen at 21-cm wavelength.

Awards

MacArthur Fellowship, 2006

Gribov Medal, European Physical Society, 2005

Sloan Fellowship, 2004

Helen B. Warner Prize, American Astronomical Society, 2003

Packard Fellowship, 2001

Relevant Publications

Mirbabayi, M. et al. "Gravitational Waves and the Scale of Inflation." Phys.Rev. D 91 (March 2015).