Erik Shirokoff

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., U. C. Berkeley, 2011
 
Contact Information
Phone: (773) 834-5399
Location: ERC 433
Email: shirouchicago.edu
WWW: Web Site
 
Research
A prototype SuperSpec device. This on-chip KID spectrometer features 80 channels operating in the mm-wavelength atmospheric band and read-out with a single multiplexed line. The wide-band microwave probe couples to a metal feed horn.

Image by H. G. Leduc, JPL MDL.
Erik develops novel cryogenic detectors operating at millimeter and submm-wavelengths for the study of high-redshift galaxies, the epoch of reionization, and the Cosmic Microwave Background. He's currently involved in three projects: SuperSpec is an on-chip filter-bank spectrometer technology. Its small size, wide spectral bandwidth, and highly multiplexed Kinetic Inductance Detector readout will enable construction of powerful multi-object and integral-field spectrometers such as X-Spec, a proposed instrument for the CCAT telescope. The Tomographic Ionized-Carbon Mapping Experiment is an imaging spectrometer that will use 158 micron [CII] emission to probe reionization and large scale structure at redshifts 5-9. SPT-3G, the third generation camera for the South Pole Telescope, will observe the CMB with tens of thousands of polarization-sensitive, multi-chroic, lens-coupled TES sensors.

Ongoing Scientific Projects:
 
Students
GRADUATE STUDENTS
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

 
Currently in Committees
  • Fellowship committee
  • Friday Seminar committee (Chair)
  • Early Career Mentoring committee

 
KICP Publications
2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "A Comparison of Maps and Power Spectra Determined from South Pole Telescope and Planck Data", arXiv:1704.00884 (Apr 2017)
  2. "VizieR Online Data Catalog: SPT-SZ survey galaxy clusters optical spectroscopy (Ruel+, 2014)", VizieR On-line Data Catalog: J/ApJ/792/45. Originally published in: 2014ApJ...792...45R (n/a 2017)
  3. "A Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) framework for characterizing superconducting resonators", IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, Volume PP Issue 99
  4. "Maps of the Magellanic Clouds from Combined South Pole Telescope and PLANCK Data", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Volume 227, Issue 2, article id. 23, 20 pp. (2016) (Dec 2016)
  5. "VizieR Online Data Catalog: Full spectroscopic data release of the SPT-GMOS (Bayliss+, 2016)", VizieR On-line Data Catalog: J/ApJS/227/3. Originally published in: 2016ApJS..227....3B (Nov 2016)
  6. "Cosmological Constraints from Galaxy Clusters in the 2500 Square-degree SPT-SZ Survey", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 832, Issue 1, article id. 95, 17 pp. (2016) (Nov 2016)
  7. "Measurements of Sub-degree B-mode Polarization in the Cosmic Microwave Background from 100 Square Degrees of SPTpol Data", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 807, Issue 2, article id. 151, 18 pp. (2015) (Jul 2015)
  8. "A Measurement of Gravitational Lensing of the Cosmic Microwave Background by Galaxy Clusters Using Data from the South Pole Telescope", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 806, Issue 2, article id. 247, 14 pp. (2015) (Jun 2015)
  9. "Analysis of Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect mass-observable relations using South Pole Telescope observations of an X-ray selected sample of low-mass galaxy clusters and groups", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 448, Issue 3, p.2085-2099 (Apr 2015)
  10. "VizieR Online Data Catalog: Galaxy clusters discovered in the SPT-SZ survey (Bleem+, 2015)", VizieR On-line Data Catalog: J/ApJS/216/27. Originally published in: 2015ApJS..216...27B (Mar 2015)
  11. "Measurement of Galaxy Cluster Integrated Comptonization and Mass Scaling Relations with the South Pole Telescope", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 799, Issue 2, article id. 137, 14 pp. (2015) (Feb 2015)
  12. "A Measurement of Secondary Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropies from the 2500 Square-degree SPT-SZ Survey", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 799, Issue 2, article id. 177, 22 pp. (2015) (Feb 2015)
  13. "Galaxy Clusters Discovered via the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect in the 2500-Square-Degree SPT-SZ Survey", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, Volume 216, Issue 2, article id. 27, 21 pp. (2015) (Feb 2015)
  14. "Mass Calibration and Cosmological Analysis of the SPT-SZ Galaxy Cluster Sample Using Velocity Dispersion σ v and X-Ray Y X Measurements", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 799, Issue 2, article id. 214, 16 pp. (2015) (Feb 2015)
  15. "SPT-CL J2040-4451: An SZ-selected Galaxy Cluster at z = 1.478 with Significant Ongoing Star Formation", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 794, Issue 1, article id. 12, 14 pp. (2014) (Oct 2014)
  16. "The Redshift Evolution of the Mean Temperature, Pressure, and Entropy Profiles in 80 SPT-Selected Galaxy Clusters", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 794, Issue 1, article id. 67, 16 pp. (2014) (Oct 2014)
  17. "Optical Spectroscopy and Velocity Dispersions of Galaxy Clusters from the SPT-SZ Survey", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 792, Issue 1, article id. 45, 17 pp. (2014) (Sep 2014)
  18. "Constraints on the CMB temperature evolution using multiband measurements of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect with the South Pole Telescope", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 440, Issue 3, p.2610-2615 (May 2014)
  19. "A Measurement of the Secondary-CMB and Millimeter-wave-foreground Bispectrum using 800 deg2 of South Pole Telescope Data", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 784, Issue 2, article id. 143, 21 pp. (2014) (Apr 2014)
  20. "Constraints on Cosmology from the Cosmic Microwave Background Power Spectrum of the 2500 deg2 SPT-SZ Survey", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 782, Issue 2, article id. 74, 24 pp. (2014) (Feb 2014)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "Measuring the Epoch of Reionization using [CII] Intensity Mapping with TIME-Pilot", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #229, id.125.01 (Jan 2017)
  2. "Integrated performance of a frequency domain multiplexing readout in the SPT-3G receiver", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9914, id. 99141D 11 pp. (2016) (Jul 2016)
  3. "Large arrays of dual-polarized multichroic TES detectors for CMB measurements with the SPT-3G receiver", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9914, id. 991417 11 pp. (2016) (Jul 2016)
  4. "Detector modules and spectrometers for the TIME-Pilot [CII] intensity mapping experiment", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9914, id. 99140L 10 pp. (2016) (Jul 2016)
  5. "SuperSpec: development towards a full-scale filter bank", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9914, id. 99143K 9 pp. (2016) (Jul 2016)
  6. "Probing the Epoch of Reionization via CII Tomography with TIME-Pilot", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #227, id.426.07 (Jan 2016)
  7. "Status of SuperSpec: a broadband, on-chip millimeter-wave spectrometer", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9153, id. 91530M 16 pp. (2014) (Aug 2014)
  8. "Lithographed spectrometers for tomographic line mapping of the Epoch of Reionization", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9153, id. 91530F 11 pp. (2014) (Aug 2014)
  9. "SPT-3G: a next-generation cosmic microwave background polarization experiment on the South Pole telescope", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9153, id. 91531P 21 pp. (2014) (Jul 2014)

 
Visitors
Past Visitors:
  1. Lorenzo Moncelsi, California Institute of Technology (2015)
  2. Seth Siegel, California Institute of Technology (2015)