Cosmologist Alexandra Amon to join the faculty

Feb. 15, 2023

Dr. Alexandra Amon will join the faculty in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University this Fall.  Dr. Amon is a world-leading cosmologist, who uses large-scale surveys of galaxies to study the structure of the universe.  In particular, the clustering of galaxies, and the subtle distortion of their shapes due to the bending of their light by gravity, reflect the large-scale distribution of matter. Alex uses data from the Dark Energy Survey (and in the future, the Vera C. Rubin Observatory) to constrain cosmological parameters and thus gain insight into the physical nature of dark matter and dark energy.  

Dr. Amon received her PhD from the University of Edinburgh.  She was a Kavli Fellow at Stanford University and is now a Senior Kavli Fellow at Cambridge University.  She has been recognized with many honors, including the Caroline Herschel Prize Lectureship and the Winton Award of the Royal Astronomical Society.

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Amon to the department!

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