Matias Zaldarriaga

Richard Black Professor
School of Natural Sciences

Astrophysics and Cosmology

Affiliation

Natural Sciences

Home Institution

Institute for Advanced Study

Matias Zaldarriaga has made many influential and creative contributions to our understanding of the early universe, particle astrophysics, and cosmology as a probe of fundamental physics. Much of his work centers on understanding the clues about the earliest moments of our universe encoded in the Cosmic Microwave Background, the faint glow of radiation generated by the Big Bang, and in the distribution of matter in the late universe.

Dates at IAS

Faculty
School of Natural Sciences
Member
School of Natural Sciences
Member
School of Natural Sciences

Degrees

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D.
1998
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Licenciado en Ciencias Fisicas
1994

Honors

2006
MacArthur Fellowship
2005
European Physical Society, Gribov Medal
2004
Sloan Fellowship
2003
American Astronomical Society, Helen B. Warner Prize
2001
Packard Fellowship

Appointments

Harvard University
Professor 2004–09; Associate Professor 2003–04
New York University
Assistant Professor