Abigail Vieregg

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, and the College

Abigail Vieregg
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Background

Before coming to UChicago, Prof. Vieregg received her A.B. from Dartmouth College in 2004, her Ph.D. from UCLA in 2010, and was anNSF Office of Polar Programs Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (2010-2013).

Research

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

  • 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