1. Congratulations to Dr. Linda Xu for successfully defending her PhD Thesis! (May, 2021)

  Linda will be moving to Berkeley as a postdoctoral fellow this fall.


  1. Bryan Ostdiek (postdoc) gave an invited talk at the BSM PANDEMIC seminar series (April, 2021)


  1. Maya Burhanpurkar (undergraduate student) won the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize!

  (April, 2021)


  1. Linda Xu (PhD student) gave an invited talk at SLAC/Stanford about our work on LiMRs (April, 2021).


  1. Congratulations to Dr. Georgios Valogiannis (postdoc) for winning the Emilios Harlaftis Best PhD Thesis Prize, given by the Hellenic Astronomical Society! (March, 2021)


  1. I have been named a “Science Ambassador” of the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) (March, 2021).


  1. I gave a public (virtual) talk “From Cosmological Observations to Fundamental Physics" for students in rural areas of India. This event was organized to motivate women to pursue a career in science (February, 2021).


  1. We had our virtual group dinner! (February, 2021).


  1. Linda Xu (PhD student) gave invited talks at Ohio State, Cornell, and UMass Amherst (January, 2021).


  1. Dr. Hayden Lee (postdoc) accepted a position as a KICP (Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics)/University of Chicago postdoctoral fellow! (January, 2021).


  1. Linda Xu (PhD student) accepted a position as a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley! (January, 2021).


  1. Dr. Siddharth Mishra-Sharma accepted a position as an IAIFI postdoctoral fellow and will be joining our group this year! (January, 2021).


  1. I have been interviewed for a BBC (NOVA) series about my work (December, 2020).


  1. I have given a TED talk (November, 2020).


  1. I have been interviewed by Quanta Magazine and Harvard Gazette (November, 2020).


  1. Ana Diaz Rivero (PhD student) gave invited talks at the “Physics meets Machine Learning” seminar series and at UC Berkeley (November, 2020).


  1. Linda Xu (PhD student) gave invited talks at the BSM PANDEMIC seminar series, at UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine, University of Maryland, and at KICP (University of Chicago) (November, 2020).


  1. Georges Obied (PhD student) gave an invited talk at the BSM PANDEMIC seminar series (October, 2020).


  1. Linda Xu (PhD student) gave invited talks at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and at University of San Diego (October, 2020).


  1. Congratulations to Dr. Ana Diaz Rivero for successfully defending her PhD Thesis! (October, 2020)


  1. Ana Diaz Rivero (PhD student) gave invited talks at KIPAC (Stanford), Perimeter Institute, University of Arizona, Harvard University, and the University of Chicago (October, 2020).


  1. Congratulations to Arthur Tsang (PhD student) for successfully passing his PhD Qualifying Exam! (September, 2020).


  1. Ana Diaz Rivero (PhD student) gave invited talks at the Astrostatistics group at Harvard, at Leiden University and at the Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA, NY) (September, 2020).


• Linda Xu (PhD student) gave an invited talk at MIT (September, 2020).


  1. Welcome to Dr. Georgios Valogiannis, a new postdoc at our group! (September, 2020).


  1. Congratulations to Cagan Sengul (PhD student) for successfully passing his PhD Qualifying Exam! (September, 2020).


  1. Our NSF-funded Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (IAIFI) has launched! I will be serving as the Harvard representative at the Institute Board (August, 2020). 


  1. Arthur Tsang (PhD student), Nick DePorzio (PhD student), Linda Xu (PhD student), Hayden Lee (postdoc), and Julian Muñoz (postdoc) gave talks at the “Cosmology from Home” conference (August/September, 2020).


  1. Ana Diaz Rivero (PhD student) gave an invited talk at the BSM PANDEMIC seminar series (August, 2020).


  1. Ana Díaz Rivero (PhD student) and Linda Xu (PhD student) gave invited talks at the

  New England Theoretical Cosmology, Gravity and Fields Workshop (July, 2020).


  1. Nick DePorzio (PhD student) and Linda Xu (PhD student) gave invited talks at the MIT Dark Matter Journal Club. They talked about our recent papers Finding eV-scale Light Relics with Cosmological Observables“ [arXiv:2006.09380] and Accurately Weighing Neutrinos with Cosmological Surveys” [arXiv:2006.09395] (July, 2020).


  1. Cagan Sengul (PhD student) gave an invited talk at Yale on our new paper:

  “Quantifying the Line-of-Sight Halo Contribution to the Dark Matter Convergence

  Power Spectrum from Strong Gravitational Lenses” [arXiv:2006.07383] (July, 2020).


  1. BSM PANDEMIC seminar series is co-sponsoring an APS event titled "From Passion to Action: Levers & Tools for Making Physics Inclusive & Equitable", featuring panelists who have been actively involved with increasing diversity and improving the culture of academia (June, 2020).


  1. I participated on a reverse-site visit for an Artificial Intelligence NSF Center (June, 2020).


  1. Congratulations to Maya Burhanpurkar (undergraduate student) on winning the Harvard College Research Program award! (May, 2020).


  1. Congratulations to Ana Diaz Rivero (PhD student) on being awarded the GSAS Merit Fellowship for “outstanding graduate students” (April, 2020).


  1. Congratulations to Nick DePorzio (PhD student) for successfully passing his PhD Qualifying Exam! (February, 2020).


  1. My new Harvard Freshman Seminar “The Universe: Its Origin, Evolution and Major Puzzles” has been accepted. I will be starting it next Spring! (February, 2020).


  1. I was a reviewer for two different Department of Energy (DOE) panels (February, 2020).


  1. Julian Muñoz (postdoc) was awarded a prestigious Hubble fellowship, and the Clay fellowship. Congratulations!


  1. Ana Diaz Rivero (PhD student) presented our work at the Max Planck Institute in Munich, Germany (February, 2020).


• Linda Xu (PhD student) presented our work at Berkeley (January, 2020).


  1. Ana Diaz Rivero (PhD student) has been selected by the Physics Department for the 2019 GSAS Merit Fellowship for “outstanding graduate students” (November, 2019).


  1. Ana Diaz Rivero (PhD student) presented our recent work on strong lensing at the Shangai  2019 Conference (November, 2019).


  1. I participated on a Panel on Data Driven Scientific Discovery at the Harvard Data Science Initiative Conference (October, 2019).


  1. I chaired a session on component separation/foreground cleaning at the CMB-S4 conference at UCSD (October, 2019). My former Harvard undergraduate student Sebastian Wagner-Carena presented our new component separation method in this paper.


  1. I was an external examiner of the Ph.D. thesis of Anirban Roy, working at SISSA (Scuola 

  Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, Italy), under the supervision of Prof. Carlo

  Baccigalupi and Prof. David Spergel (September, 2019).

  His thesis was based on my papers on patchy reionization: “Reconstructing Patchy  Reionization from the Cosmic Microwave Background” and “B-mode CMB Polarization from Patchy Screening during Reionization”.

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


  1. I gave a series of lectures on CMB Theory at the ICTP School on Observational Cosmology (July, 2019).


  1. I was elected the Vice Chair of the next Gordon Research Conference “String Theory and Cosmology”, to be held in 2021, and Chair of the meeting to be held in 2023 (June, 2019).


  1. Our paper "Making dark matter out of light: Freeze-in from plasma effects" was highlighted

  as an Editors' suggestion in PRD: https://journals.aps.org/prd/highlights (June, 2019).


  1. Lucia Gordon (undergraduate student) was awarded the Harvard PRISE undergraduate research fellowship to work in our group during the summer of 2019 (March, 2019).


  1. I have led and written papers on cosmological probes of dark matter, inflation, and

  neutrino mass, for the Astro2020 Decadal Survey (March, 2019).