Angela Olinto works on astroparticle physics and cosmology. She has made important contributions to the physics of quark stars, inflationary theory, cosmic magnetic fields and astroparticle physics. She currently leads NASA sub-orbital and space missions to discover the origins of the highest-energy cosmic rays and neutrinos.
Olinto is the dean of the University of Chicago’s Division of the Physical Sciences. She is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Physical Society and has received the Chaire d’Excellence Award of the French Agence Nationale de Recherche, among other honors.