Marilena LoVerde

Marilena Loverde

C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics
State University of New York
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3840

Math Tower 6 - 103 / Earth and Space Sciences 430
(631) 632 - 7973

Research and Background
I am an Assistant Professor in the C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University. My research is in theoretical astrophysics and cosmology. I am broadly interested in developing tools to use observations of galaxies and the cosmic microwave background to learn about the origin, evolution, and matter contents of our Universe. Most of my work focuses on understanding the formation of structure in our Universe and what we can learn about physics and astrophysics from the data. I have spent the most time thinking about: the cosmic neutrino background, halo biasing, primordial non-Gaussianity and signatures of inflation, nonlinear gravitational evolution, and weak gravitational lensing. My current research focuses on structure formation in cosmologies with more than just cold dark matter and a cosmological constant (i.e. our Universe!), testing dark sector physics with the CMB, and detecting the massive cosmic neutrino background with a Stage-IV CMB Experiment. If you are interested in joining my group as a PhD student or postdoc, send me an email.

Read more about the Stony Brook Cosmology Group or see what's happening at Stony Brook on my Stony Brook Links page.

Loverde Group Blog (private)

Postdocs Working in My Group
Thejs Brinckmann

Students Working in My Group
Caio Nascimento
Charuhas Shiveshwarkar
Drew Jamieson
Jae-Hyeok (Jeremy) Chang (PhD Student with Rouven Essig)

Former Group Members
Chi-Ting Chiang (YITP postdoc -> postdoc at Brookhaven National Labs -> Susquehanna International Group (finance))
Gongjun Choi (YITP PhD Student with R. Shrock, now a postdoc at T.D. Lee Institute)
Nanoom Lee (MA Student, Korean Government Scholarship for Overseas Study) (now a PhD student at NYU)

PHY 302 - Electricity and Magnetism II (Spring 2020)
PHY 620 - General Relativity (Spring 2019, Spring 2017, Spring 2016)
AST 100 - Astronomy Today (Fall 2016)