H. Cynthia Chiang

School of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville Campus, Durban, South Africa and Department of Physics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada hsin.chiang@mcgill.ca

Academic History

  • 2013 – Senior lecturer at UKZN
  • 2012 – Postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago
  • 2008-2011 – Dicke postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University
  • 2002-2008 – PhD in physics, California Institute of Technology
  • 1998-2002 – BS in physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests

My research focuses on observational cosmology and using precision measurements to constrain the history, evolution, and structure of the Universe.  I specialize in instrumentation and data analysis for a variety of cosmic microwave background experiments, and I am also interested in observational probes of reionization.  I am currently a member of the SPIDER, Planck High Frequency Instrument, South Pole Telescope, C-BASS, and PAPER collaborations.