Craig Hogan

Craig Hogan is a Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago, and a Distinguished Scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. He earned his Ph.D. in 1980 at the University of Cambridge under Martin Rees, and after postdoctoral prize fellowships at Chicago and Caltech, held faculty positions at the University of Arizona and the University of Washington, where he also served as Vice Provost for Research. After moving to the University of  Chicago in 2008, he served for ten years as Director of the Fermilab Center for Particle Astrophysics. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Physical Society, and a co-winner of the 2007 Gruber Cosmology Prize and the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. 

Craig Hogan’s research has spanned a wide range of cosmology, from theoretical studies of cosmic backgrounds and the early universe, to studies of large-scale baryon distribution and evolution, to planning and implementation of observational programs to measure cosmological parameters, element abundances and gravitational waves. He recently co-led an experimental effort, the Fermilab Holometer, to make direct laboratory measurements of quantum behavior of spacetime at the Planck scale. He is currently investigating observable effects of coherent quantum gravity in cosmology, including the value of the cosmological constant, as well as new kinds of quantum correlations of primordial curvature perturbations, which may be measured in symmetries of cosmic microwave background anisotropy and large-scale cosmic structure. Read his recent research.

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