Cora Dvorkin

                            Assistant Professor

               Department of Physics, Harvard University

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics at Harvard University.


I work on "data-driven" cosmology: predictions from fundamental physics which can be

tested with cosmological data.

My areas of interest are: the physics of the early universe, the particle nature of dark

matter, the source of the accelerated expansion of the universe, neutrinos/light relics,

the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), the large-scale structure of the universe,

analysis of data.


I am the Co-Leader of the Inflation analysis group in the next generation CMB-S4

experiment. Prior to this, I was the Leader of the Dark Matter analysis group.


Prior to beginning a faculty position at Harvard in the fall of 2015, I was a

Hubble Fellow and an ITC  Fellow in the Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC)

at the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard.

Previously, I was a postdoctoral member of the School of Natural Sciences at the

Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ.

In July 2011, I received my Ph.D. at the Department of Physics of the

University of Chicago, where I won the “Sydney Bloomenthal Fellowship” for

“outstanding performance in research”.

I did my undergraduate at the University of Buenos Aires School of Science, where

I received my Diploma in Physics (M.S. equivalent). 

I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


I have been recently named the "2018 Scientist of the year" by the Harvard

Foundation for "Salient Contributions to Physics, Cosmology and STEM Education".

I have been awarded a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship for 2018-2019

and a Shutzer Professorship at the Radcliffe Institute for the period 2015-2019.


I am supported by the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Science Foundation

(NSF), a Star Family award for Promising Scientific Research, two Dean’s Competitive

Fund awards for Promising Scholarship, and a Radcliffe Fellowship.


Postdoc opportunities: If you are interested in joining my research group, please

send me an email to: dvorkin@physics.harvard.edu. Postdoc candidates should send a

research statement, three letters of recommendation and a CV.

Harvard University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative action Employer, and

applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged.





Last update on December, 2018

For more information about my research, please look at the Harvard Physics faculty website, here.