Nikhil Padmanabhan (Associate Professor of Physics)

My research is at the interface of theoretical and observational cosmology. My current interests are in explaining “dark energy” - the accelerated expansion of the Universe. I am a member of a new astronomical survey to better measure this expansion rate that just started taking data (and has been keeping me busy!). I’m also involved in designing the next generation of such experiments, including a satellite mission.

I enjoy hiking and backpacking, whenever I can get away.

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