Working with me
Berkeley is a great place for research in cosmology! If you are a student or postdoc interested in working with me, below is information about funding and fellowships:
Postdocs: Several postdoctoral fellowships are available every year, please keep an eye on the AAS job register for postings! I recommend you apply to fellowships at both LBL and at UC Berkeley campus: you can work with anyone in the group regardless of whether you are hired by LBL or UC Berkeley. At LBL, a great opportunity is the annual Chamberlain fellowship, in addition to any other jobs posted. On campus, the BCCP fellowship is the main funding channel, together with the Miller fellowship (note that Miller has an early deadline for nomination, usually early September, and that it's NOT advertised on the AAS job register!). We can also host fellows from NASA's Hubble and Einstein programs, please get in touch if you are considering taking a NASA fellowship to LBL.
Graduate students: In addition to the usual graduate fellowships (NSF, NASA, DOE CSGF, etc), post-quals students can apply for funding through the DOE SCGSR fellowship -- for the latter one you don't need to be a Berkeley student to apply and take it to LBL. You can use it to visit LBL for up to one year and work with us here.
Undergraduate students: UC Berkeley's URAP and the Lab's SULI and BLUR are great programs to fund research projects for undergrads. Some funding may also be available through the Physics and Astronomy departments (ask about the "Berkeley Discover" grant). Also see these excellent resources from the Astronomy and Physics departments.
Please contact me to discuss possible projects before applying. In some circumstances, funding for undergraduate and graduate students may be available from the Lab's Physics Division, especially for research directly related to DOE-funded experiments such as DESI, Rubin Observatory and CMB-S4.
I am very fortunate to have a large number of great collaborators from around the world. Below are a number of students and postdocs at Berkeley who I worked closely with in recent times. All of the Berkeley cosmology postdocs are independent researchers, so I am very happy to have collaborated with many of them!
Current Berkeley Students:
Previous Berkeley Students:
Siyu He (➝ Waymo): paper
Jiashu Han (➝ UCSD): paper
I have also co-supervised a number of students not at Berkeley on specific projects:
Boryana Hadzhiyska (Harvard, now Berkeley postdoc): paper
Ola Kusiak (Columbia): paper
Omar Darwish (Cambridge): paper
Xiaojing Lin (Peking): paper
Nikolaos Kalntis (ETH Zurich): work in progress on interactions in the dark sector
Kennedy Sleet (Arizona, Simons-NSBP scholar): work in progress on CIB and LSS cross-correlations
Berkeley Postdocs I work with:
Boryana Hadzhiyska (Miller and Chamberlain fellow)
Joe DeRose (Chamberlain fellow)
Anton Beleato Lizancos (BCCP fellow)
Xiao Fang (BCCP fellow)
Rongpu Zhou (LBL cosmology fellow)
Former Berkeley postdocs I work with:
Emmanuel Schaan (Chamberlain Fellow ➝ Staff Scientist at SLAC)
Vanessa Böhm (BCCP fellow)
Michael Wilson (LBL cosmology fellow ➝ Durham)