Marc Kamionkowski

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor

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Marc Kamionkowski received a BA degree in 1987 from Washington University in St. Louis and a PhD in 1991 from the University of Chicago. After three years of postdoctoral study at the Institute for Advanced Study, he joined the faculty of Columbia University in 1994 as an assistant professor of physics. From 1999 to 2006, Kamionkowski was a professor, and from 2006 to 2011 the Robinson Professor of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics at the California Institute of Technology. He joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins as professor in 2011.

Kamionkowski is a theoretical physicist who specializes in cosmology and particle physics. Much of his work has been on the hypothesis that some new elementary particle may constitute the cosmological dark matter. His primary research interests vary from year to year, but his main focus has been on particle dark matter, inflation and the cosmic microwave background, and cosmic acceleration. He has also worked on neutrino and nuclear physics and astrophysics, large-scale-structure and galaxy formation, gravitational waves, gravitational lensing, phase transitions in the early Universe, alternative-gravity theories, the first stars and the epoch of reionization, and a bit in stellar and high-energy astrophysics.

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ED Kovetz, MP Viero, A Lidz, L Newburgh, M Rahman, E Switzer, ...
Line-Intensity Mapping: 2017 Status Report
arXiv preprint arXiv:1709.09066, 2017

Y Ali-Haïmoud, ED Kovetz, M Kamionkowski
The merger rate of primordial-black-hole binaries
arXiv preprint arXiv:1709.06576, 2017

JB Muñoz, M Kamionkowski
Large-Distance Lens Uncertainties and Time-Delay Measurements of $ H_0$
arXiv preprint arXiv:1708.08454, 2017

H Nishikawa, ED Kovetz, M Kamionkowski, J Silk
Primordial-black-hole mergers in dark-matter spikes
arXiv preprint arXiv:1708.08449, 2017

ED Kovetz, I Cholis, PC Breysse, M Kamionkowski
Black hole mass function from gravitational wave measurements
Physical Review D 95 (10), 103010, 2017

JB Muñoz, ED Kovetz, A Raccanelli, M Kamionkowski, J Silk
Towards a measurement of the spectral runnings
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 2017 (05), 032, 2017

RR Caldwell, C Hirata, M Kamionkowski
Dust-polarization Maps and Interstellar Turbulence
The Astrophysical Journal 839 (2), 91, 2017

T Nakama, J Chluba, M Kamionkowski
Shedding light on the small-scale crisis with CMB spectral distortions
arXiv preprint arXiv:1703.10559, 2017

C Zeng, E Kovetz, M Kamionkowski
Searching Features in Primordial Power Spectrum with Planck 2015
Bulletin of the American Physical Society 62, 2017

Y Ali-Haïmoud, M Kamionkowski
Cosmic microwave background limits on accreting primordial black holes
Physical Review D 95 (4), 043534, 2017

T Nakama, J Silk, M Kamionkowski
Stochastic gravitational waves associated with the formation of primordial black holes
Physical Review D 95 (4), 043511, 2017

PC Breysse, ED Kovetz, PS Behroozi, L Dai, M Kamionkowski
Insights from probability distribution functions of intensity maps
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 467 (3), 2996-3010, 2017

C Burrage, D Parkinson, D Seery
APS Members
Phys. Rev. D 96, 043509, 2017

P Breysse, E Kovetz, M Rahman, M Kamionkowski
High-redshift astrophysics using every photon
American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts 229, 2017

I Cholis, Y Ali-Haimoud, S Bird, M Kamionkowski, E Kovetz, V Mandic, ...
Searching for Signals of Merging Primordial Black Hole Binaries
APS April Meeting Abstracts, 2017

DN Pfeffer, ED Kovetz, M Kamionkowski
Ultrahigh-energy cosmic ray hotspots from tidal disruption events
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 466 (3), 2922-2926, 2016

J Chluba, E Dimastrogiovanni, MA Amin, M Kamionkowski
Evolution of CMB spectral distortion anisotropies and tests of primordial non-Gaussianity
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 466 (2), 2390-2401, 2016

T Karwal, M Kamionkowski
Dark energy at early times, the Hubble parameter, and the string axiverse
Physical Review D 94 (10), 103523, 2016

I Cholis, ED Kovetz, Y Ali-Haïmoud, S Bird, M Kamionkowski, JB Muñoz, ...
Orbital eccentricities in primordial black hole binaries
Physical Review D 94 (8), 084013, 2016

M Kamionkowski, ED Kovetz
The quest for B modes from inflationary gravitational waves
Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics 54, 227-269, 2016