Marc Kamionkowski

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor

Bloomberg 439
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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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I Cholis, Y Ali-Haimoud, S Bird, M Kamionkowski, E Kovetz, V Mandic, ...
Searching for Signals of Merging Primordial Black Hole Binaries
Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 2017

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

DN Pfeffer, ED Kovetz, M Kamionkowski
Ultra-high-energy-cosmic-ray hotspots from tidal disruption events
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, stw3337, 2016

T Nakama, J Silk, M Kamionkowski
Stochastic gravitational waves associated with the formation of primordial black holes
arXiv preprint arXiv:1612.06264, 2016

Y Ali-Haïmoud, M Kamionkowski
Cosmic microwave background limits on accreting primordial black holes
arXiv preprint arXiv:1612.05644, 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, stw3230, 2016

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

JB Muñoz, ED Kovetz, A Raccanelli, M Kamionkowski, J Silk
Towards a measurement of the spectral runnings
arXiv preprint arXiv:1611.05883, 2016

ED Kovetz, I Cholis, PC Breysse, M Kamionkowski
The Black Hole Mass Function from Gravitational Wave Measurements
arXiv preprint arXiv:1611.01157, 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

C Creque-Sarbinowski, S Bird, M Kamionkowski
Cross-correlation between thermal Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect and the integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect
Physical Review D 94 (6), 063519, 2016

PC Breysse, ED Kovetz, PS Behroozi, L Dai, M Kamionkowski
Insights from probability distribution functions of intensity maps
arXiv preprint arXiv:1609.01728, 2016

RR Caldwell, C Hirata, M Kamionkowski
Dust polarization and ISM turbulence
arXiv preprint arXiv:1608.08138, 2016

JB Muñoz, ED Kovetz, L Dai, M Kamionkowski
Lensing of Fast Radio Bursts as a Probe of Compact Dark Matter
Physical Review Letters 117 (9), 091301, 2016

T Karwal, M Kamionkowski
Early dark energy, the Hubble-parameter tension, and the string axiverse
arXiv preprint arXiv:1608.01309, 2016

R Emami, D Grin, J Pradler, A Raccanelli, M Kamionkowski
Cosmological tests of an axiverse-inspired quintessence field
Physical Review D 93 (12), 123005, 2016

E Di Dio, F Montanari, A Raccanelli, R Durrer, M Kamionkowski, ...
Curvature constraints from large scale structure
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 2016 (06), 013, 2016

S Bird, I Cholis, JB Muñoz, Y Ali-Haïmoud, M Kamionkowski, ED Kovetz, ...
Did LIGO detect dark matter?
Physical review letters 116 (20), 201301, 2016

M Shiraishi, JB Muñoz, M Kamionkowski, A Raccanelli
Violation of statistical isotropy and homogeneity in the 21-cm power spectrum
Physical Review D 93 (10), 103506, 2016