Alex Drlica-Wagner

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Stanford University, 2013
 
Contact Information
Location: ERC 457
Email: kadrlicafnal.gov
WWW: Web Site
 
Research
My research focuses on using astrophysical observations to understand the fundamental nature of dark matter and dark energy. I work on large cosmic surveys including the Dark Energy Survey (DES) and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). Recently, I have been interested in using the faintest and most dark-matter-dominated galaxies to try to understand the fundamental nature of dark matter. I consider myself to be an experimental particle cosmologist, and I am heavily invested in the instruments and infrastructure that make these large surveys possible.

Ongoing Scientific Projects:

Past Scientific Projects: Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (Fermi)
 
Talks, Lectures, & Workshops

 
KICP Publications
2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "First cosmology results using Type IA supernovae from the dark energy survey: effects of chromatic corrections to supernova photometry on measurements of cosmological parameters", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 485, Issue 4, p.5329-5344 (Jun 2019)
  2. "First cosmological results using Type Ia supernovae from the Dark Energy Survey: measurement of the Hubble constant", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 486, Issue 2, p.2184-2196 (Jun 2019)
  3. "First Measurement of the Hubble Constant from a Dark Standard Siren using the Dark Energy Survey Galaxies and the LIGO/Virgo Binary–Black-hole Merger GW170814", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 876, Issue 1, article id. L7, 15 pp. (2019) (May 2019)
  4. "Identification of RR Lyrae stars in multiband, sparsely-sampled data from the Dark Energy Survey using template fitting and Random Forest classification", arXiv:1905.00428 (May 2019)
  5. "Petabytes to Science", arXiv:1905.05116 (May 2019)
  6. "Cosmological Constraints from Multiple Probes in the Dark Energy Survey", Physical Review Letters, Volume 122, Issue 17, id.171301 (May 2019)
  7. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: Detection of Intracluster Light at Redshift ∼ 0.25", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 874, Issue 2, article id. 165, 19 pp. (2019) (Apr 2019)
  8. "First Cosmology Results Using SNe Ia from the Dark Energy Survey: Analysis, Systematic Uncertainties, and Validation", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 874, Issue 2, article id. 150, 29 pp. (2019) (Apr 2019)
  9. "Modelling the Milky Way. I - Method and first results fitting the thick disk and halo with DES-Y3 data", arXiv:1904.04350 (Apr 2019)
  10. "The Detailed Science Case for the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer, 2019 edition", arXiv:1904.04907 (Apr 2019)
  11. "First Cosmological Results using Type Ia Supernovae from the Dark Energy Survey: Measurement of the Hubble constant", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Advance Access (Apr 2019)
  12. "Rediscovery of the Sixth Star Cluster in the Fornax Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 875, Issue 2, article id. L13, 6 pp. (2019) (Apr 2019)
  13. "A Faint Halo Star Cluster Discovered in the Blanco Imaging of the Southern Sky Survey", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 875, Issue 2, article id. 154, 7 pp. (2019) (Apr 2019)
  14. "2016 TY94", Minor Planet Electronic Circ., No. 2019-H113 (2019) (Apr 2019)
  15. "First Cosmology Results Using Type ia Supernovae from the Dark Energy Survey: Effects of Chromatic Corrections to Supernova Photometry on Measurements of Cosmological Parameters", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Advance Access (Mar 2019)
  16. "Astrometry and Occultation Predictions to Trans-Neptunian and Centaur Objects Observed within the Dark Energy Survey", The Astronomical Journal, Volume 157, Issue 3, article id. 120, 15 pp. (2019) (Mar 2019)
  17. "Astrophysical Tests of Dark Matter with Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer", arXiv:1903.03155 (Mar 2019)
  18. "First Cosmology Results Using Type ia Supernovae from the Dark Energy Survey: Effects of Chromatic Corrections to Supernova Photometry on Measurements of Cosmological Parameters", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Advance Access (Mar 2019)
  19. "Dark Matter Science in the Era of LSST", arXiv:1903.04425 (Mar 2019)
  20. "Dynamical Masses for a Complete Census of Local Dwarf Galaxies", arXiv:1903.04743 (Mar 2019)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "Dark energy survey operations: years 4 and 5", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 10704, id. 107040D 18 pp. (2018) (Jul 2018)
  2. "The dark energy survey and operations: years 1 to 3", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9910, id. 99101D 19 pp. (2016) (Jul 2016)
  3. "Search for Gamma-ray Emission from Dark Matter Annihilation in the Small Magellanic Cloud with the Fermi Large Area Telescope", American Astronomical Society, HEAD meeting #15, id.110.08 (Apr 2016)
  4. "Searching for Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies with DES and the Fermi-LAT", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #227, id.337.01 (Jan 2016)
  5. "Search for Gamma-ray Emission from Dark Matter Annihilation in the Small Magellanic Cloud with the Fermi Large Area Telescope", American Astronomical Society, HEAD meeting #15, id.#110.08 (Apr 2015)

 
Visitors
Past Visitors:
  1. Douglas Tucker, Fermilab (2019)
  2. JOHANN COHEN-TANUGI, LUPM, Université Montpellier, CNRS (2018)
  3. Eric Nuss, LUPM Montpellier University (2018)