Astroparticle x Cosmology

The astroparticle x cosmology group at USC is interested in understanding dark matter, structure formation, gravitational waves, beyond-CDM physics, and other cosmological phenomena. We use the tools of particle phenomenology, astrophysics theory, and numerical computation, as applied to a wide variety of observational data sets.

Group Web Site:   CosmoLab (Currently looking for PhD students)


The Astrophysics group works primarily in helioseismology and stellar astrophysics. This work includes both developing foundational theory for understanding experiments as well as data acquisition and reduction principally at 60-foot solar tower on Mt. Wilson. This group can also provide the opportunity of collaborative research with scientists at the Carnegie Observatories. Members of this group include Professors Edward Rhodes and Geraldine Peters.

Theoretical Cosmology

The theoretical cosmology group at USC is interested in a variety of scienitific issues including dark matter and dark energy models, the early Universe, cosmological parameter determination, data analysis and interpretation. The group offers the opportunity of collaborative research with scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on current and future space missions. This group includes Professors Elena PierpaoliVera Gluscevic, and Kris Pardo.

Group Web Site:  Cosmology (Currently looking for PhD students)

Observational Cosmology

The Miller Lab at USC is an experimental cosmology group dedicated to studying relic signatures from the Big Bang with the goal of understanding the origin and evolution of the universe. Specifically, the team studies the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) using sensitive centimeter and millimeter-wave instruments.  The USC team designs, builds, deploys, and analyzes data from both ground based and balloon-borne telescopes employing cutting edge technology. The group is currently involved in three experiments, the Simons ObservatoryBLAST-TNG and EBEX.

Group Web Site: Miller Lab