Vera Gluscevic

Gabilan Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Vera Gluscevic
Pronouns She / Her / Hers Email Office Phone (213) 7400897 x0897

Center, Institute & Lab Affiliations

  • 2016-present: CMB-S4 Collaboration, founding member, Executive Committee (2018-2020), Membership Committee (2022-present)
  • 2016-present: Simons Observatory Collaboration, founding member, likelihood and theory working group lead (2018-2020)
  • 2016-present: The Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) Collaboration, member
  • 2018-2019: Princeton University Department of Physics, Visiting Research Associate
  • 2023-present: Caltech Astrophysics Theory, Visiting Associate


Vera received her B.Sc. from University of Belgrade (Serbia) in 2007, and her Ph.D. from Caltech in 2013. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, she moved to Princeton University as a Visiting Research Associate in Physics in 2018. In 2019, she joined USC as Gabilan Assistant professor of Physics and Astronomy. Vera is one of the founding members of two large international collaborations, CMB-S4 and the Simons Observatory, where she served on the Executive Committee and as a lead of Likelihood and Theory working groups, respectively, in both instances helping scinence definition of these programs and leading their dark matter science groups. In 2022, Vera received USC Raubenheimer Outstanding Junior Faculty Award and in 2023, she was named a Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. Her research is supported by NSF and NASA through astroparticle/cosmology and astrophysics theory programs.

  • Summary Statement of Research Interests

    As a cosmologist, Professor Gluscevic studies the entire Universe as a physical system. In particular, she combines the tools of theoretical astroparticle physics and astronomical data analysis, to probe dark matter, dark energy, and the processes that shaped the Universe before the time of the first stars. Her research involves coming up with new ways of using observations spanning the entire cosmic history, from the cosmic microwave background radiation to small galaxies in orbit around the Milky Way, in pursuit for understanding the fundamental fabric of nature.

    Research Keywords

    cosmology, astroparticle physics, dark matter, dark energy, galaxy formation and evolution, cosmological simulations, probabilistic inference in physics.

    • Cottrell Scholar Award, 2022-2023
    • USC Raubenheimer Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 2022-2023