Physicist Abigail Vieregg focuses on detecting ultra-high-energy neutrinos by looking for the radio emission that neutrinos make when they interact with matter. She also works on experiments to map the cosmic microwave background, the light from the early moments of the universe, which helps us understand the first moments of time after the Big Bang. Much of her data is collected in Antarctica, including ground-based telescopes and balloon-borne experiments.
She is involved with the ANITA experiment, the ARA experiment, the Keck Array & BICEP3, and CMB-S4. Asst. Prof. Vieregg has received the NASA Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowship for Early Career Researchers, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the Cottrell Scholar Award, and the Shakti P. Duggal Award.