KYLE DAWSON portrait
  • Associate Professor, Physics And Astronomy

Research Summary

I study the fundamental properties of the Universe through observational cosmology. I am the Instrument Scientist for the extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (eBOSS) at Apache Point Observatory. In eBOSS, we will place the most precise distance constraints to date in the 0.8<z<3.5 redshift range. I also help prepare the cosmology program for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI). DESI will begin in 2019 and will be 10X larger than any other spectroscopic program.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Physics, Cornell University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Physics, UC - Berkeley