About

Eve M. Vavagiakis — CV

Hello! I’m a PhD candidate and NSF GRFP alum in the Physics Department at Cornell University. I work in Professor Michael Niemack’s experimental cosmology and astrophysics lab, as a part of four collaborations: ACT, CCAT-prime, CMB-S4, and SO. You can learn about each of these efforts by clicking on their name, and you can visit our group webpage here.

I completed my B.A. at Cornell University in 2014, where I received the Cranson W. and Edna B. Shelley Award for my work in developing a cryogenic scanning Fabry-Perot interferometer for mid-IR to submillimeter astronomical observations.

My research today includes a mix of cryogenics design, analysis of maps of the cosmic microwave background to extract thermal and kinematic Sunyaev–Zel’dovich signals, and transition-edge sensor (TES) and superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) testing. I also work as the Physical Sciences Building LEPP Group Safety Representative, giving safety tours of our floor and laboratories and making sure there aren’t unruly chemicals running amuck.