Teaching and Outreach

Courses as an Assistant/Associate Professor at Harvard:

  • Freshman Seminar (51T): “The Universe: Its Origin, Evolution, and Major Puzzles”, Spring 2022.
  • Undergraduate-level course on Electromagnetism and Statistical Physics (Physics 15b), at the Physics Department, Fall 2021.
  • New Freshman Seminar (51T): “The Universe: Its Origin, Evolution, and Major Puzzles”, Spring 2021. (This is a new Freshman seminar, which I developed and started teaching this semester).
  • Graduate-level course on Physical Cosmology (Physics 212) at the Physics Department, Fall 2020.
  • Undergraduate-level course on Electromagnetism and Statistical Physics (Physics 15b), at the Physics Department, Spring 2020.
  • Graduate-level course on Physical Cosmology (Physics 212) at the Physics Department, Fall 2019.
  • Undergraduate-level course on Wave Phenomena (Physics 15c), at the Physics Department, Spring 2018.
  • Graduate-level course on Physical Cosmology (Physics 212) at the Physics Department, Fall 2017.
  • Undergraduate-level course on Wave Phenomena (Physics 15c), at the Physics Department, Spring 2017.
  • New graduate-level course on Physical Cosmology (Physics 212), at the Physics Department, Fall 2016. (This is a new course at the Physics Department, which I developed and started teaching this semester).
  • Undergraduate-level course on Wave Phenomena (Physics 15c), at the Physics Department, Spring 2016 (taught with the “Active Learning” approach).
  • Graduate-level Cosmology Module in “Topics in Contemporary Astrophysics” (Astronomy 215hf), at the Astrophysics Department, Fall 2015.

Guest lectures at Harvard:

  • Guest lecture for the course “Topics in Current Research” (Physics 95), at the Physics Department at Harvard, Fall 2021.
  • Guest lecture for the Freshman Seminar 23Y, “All of Physics in 13 Days”, at the Physics Department at Harvard, Fall 2020.
  • Guest lecture for the course “Topics in Current Research” (Physics 95), at the Physics Department at Harvard, Fall 2019.
  • Guest lecture for the course “Topics in Current Research” (Physics 95), at the Physics Department at Harvard, Fall 2018.
  • Guest lecture for the course “Topics in Astrostatistics” (Stat 310), at the Statistics Department at Harvard, Fall 2018.
  • Guest lecture for the course “Topics in Current Research” (Physics 95), at the Physics Department at Harvard, Fall 2017.
  • Guest lecture for the course “Research Tutorial in Astrophysics”, at the Astrophysics Department at Harvard, Fall 2017.
  • Guest lecture for the course “Physics and Big Questions”, at the Physics Department at Harvard, Spring 2017.
  • Guest lecture for the course “Topics in Current Research” (Physics 95), at the Physics Department at Harvard, Fall 2016.
  • Guest lecture for the course “Research Tutorial in Astrophysics”, at the Astrophysics Department at Harvard, Fall 2016.
  • Guest lecture for the course “Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering”, at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard, Spring 2016.
  • Guest lecture for the course “Topics in Current Research” (Physics 95), at the Physics Department at Harvard, Fall 2015.
  • Guest lecture for the course “Elementary Particle Physics”, at the Physics Department at Harvard, Fall 2015.
  • Guest lecture for the course “Physics and Big Questions”, at the Physics Department at Harvard, Fall 2015.

Guest Courses:

  • Invited lectures at the ICTP-SAIFR International School on Observational Cosmology: “Introduction to CMB Theory”, July 2019.
  • Invited course at the XXIII Special Courses at National Observatory of Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil): “Physical Cosmology” (Physics of the Early Universe, Evidence for Dark Matter, Accelerated Expansion of the Universe), August 2018.
  • Invited course as a visiting Professor at Shenzhen University (Shenzhen, China): “Fundamental Physics”, July 2018.
  • Invited course as a visiting Professor at the Department of Physics at the University of Buenos Aires: “Large-Scale Structure of the Universe: Connecting Theory with Observations”, June 2017.
  • Lectures on Inflation at Les Houches, “Cosmology after Planck: what is next?”, April 2016.

Courses as a Teaching Assistant:

At the Physics Department of University of Chicago:

  • Waves, optics and Introduction to modern physics, Spring 2006.
  • Electricity and Magnetism, Winter 2006.
  • Classical Mechanics, Fall 2005.
  • Lab Instructor in classical mechanics, electromagnetism, waves and optics, Fall 2005-Winter 2006.

At the Physics Department of University of Buenos Aires:

  • Courses on quantum and modern physics, electromagnetism, waves, optics, and thermodynamics for physics undergraduates, Winter 2003-Summer 2005.
  • I have conducted and taught the admission Physics course to University of Buenos Aires for physics and engineering students, Spring 2003.

Outreach:

  • I participated on a faculty panel discussion about jobs with postdocs at the Physics Department at Harvard University (2022).
  • I gave a public talk organized by the National Academy of Sciences in Argentina (2022).
  • I gave a keynote talk at the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) annual Conference, November (2021).
  • 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 (2021).
  • I gave an invited talk at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, “Probing Fundamental Physics with Cosmological Observations”, in Cambridge, MA (2019).
  • I gave an invited public lecture “From Cosmological Observations to Fundamental Physics: Past, Present, and Future”, presented by the Aspen Center for Physics at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, CO (2019).
  • I was a keynote speaker at the Harvard Science Research Conference (2018).
  • I gave two cosmology lectures for K-3 and Grades 4-6 students in the Boston area at the “Albert Einstein Science Conference: Advancing Minorities and Women in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering” (2018).
  • I participated on a faculty panel discussion about jobs with postdocs at the Physics Department at Harvard University (2017).
  • I was a keynote speaker at the Harvard Science Research Conference (2017).
  • I participated on a public event that aimed to explore the connection between arts and sciences through a discussion on creativity in cosmology and in music, and through lectures that I gave followed by music pieces inspired by my work in cosmology (2017).
  • I participated on a Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Mentorship Program Career Panel at Harvard University (2017).
  • I gave a talk for 200 high school girls at the eighth annual “SET in the City: A Day of Career Exploration in Science, Engineering, and Technology” event, at Boston University (2017).
  • I participated on a faculty panel discussion talking about my teaching experience at the Physics Department at Harvard University (2017).
  • I participated on a faculty panel discussion about jobs with postdocs at the Physics Department at Harvard University (2016).
  • I participated on Science cafés in Cambridge, where I talked about Dark Matter (2016).
  • I gave an invited talk at the “Next in Science” event for all public at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, in Cambridge (2016).
  • I gave a cosmology lecture for Grades 5-12 students in the Boston area at the “Albert Einstein Science Conference: Advancing Minorities and Women in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering” (2016).
  • I was a collaborator at the “Cambridge Explores the Universe” event, as part of the Cambridge Science Festival (2015).
  • I taught a lecture on Dark Energy at the Evergreen forum (at the Princeton Senior Resource Center) in Princeton (2014).
  • I was a collaborator during the “Physics Week” event for High School Students at University of Buenos Aires, 2001-2005.