Dept. of Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, and the College
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.
News & Highlights
- Professor Abigail Vieregg receives Moore Foundation Experimental Physics Investigators Initiative Award, October 27, 2022
- Abigail Vieregg appointed Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, June 10, 2022
- PUEO Selected by NASA for Pioneers Program, January 8, 2021
- A Major Honor for Professor Vieregg, July 8, 2019
- Congratulations Abigail Vieregg, March 23, 2019
UChicago Neubauer Faculty Development Fellowship, for Innovative and Effective Teaching, 2018
Cottrell Scholar Award, 2018
NASA Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowship for Early Career Researchers, 2017
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 2017
Shakti P. Duggal Award, For Early Career Contributions in Cosmic Ray Physics, 2017