Cora Dvorkin

                            Associate Professor

               Department of Physics, Harvard University

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

I am a theoretical cosmologist. 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. I use observables such as the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB),

the large-scale structure of the universe, 21-cm radiation, and strong gravitational lensing

to shed light on these questions.

You can find my research highlights here.

You can find the recent news of the group here.

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 awarded the DOE Early Career award (August, 2019).

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

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

In 2012, I have been given the "Martin and Beate Block Award", awarded to the best

young physicist by the Aspen Center for Physics.

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.

I am a full member of the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC),

and a member of the WFIRST science investigation team.

I have given more than 100 invited talks at conferences and workshops around

the world.

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

(NSF), a Star Family award for Promising Scientific Research, three 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: 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.

Faculty Assistant: Elise Isabella Krims (

Last update on July, 2020

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