Wendy Freedman Astrophysicist
Wendy Freedman’s research focuses on observational cosmology, dark energy, the extragalactic distance scale, and the evolution of galaxies. She is best known for her work refining the Hubble constant, a value that describes the expansion rate of the universe and can provide information about its size and age.
Gruber Cosmology Prize, 2009.
Elected a member of the American Philosophical Society, 2007.
Elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences, 2003.
Awarded the Magellanic Prize of the American Philosophical Society, 2002.
Elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2000.
J.R. Neeley et al, "On the Distance of the Globular Cluster M4 (NGC 6121) Using RR Lyrae Stars. II. Mid-infrared Period-luminosity Relations," Astrophys. J., vol. 808, no. 1, pp. 15, Jul. 2015.
Associate Fellow Cosmology & Gravity
University of ChicagoThe Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
PhD (Astronomy & Astrophysics) University of Toronto
MSc (Astronomy & Astrophysics) University of Toronto
BSc (Astronomy & Astrophysics) University of Toronto