About Me

I'm a fourth-year PhD candidate and an NSF Graduate Research Fellow in theoretical astrophysics at Caltech. With my advisor Prof. Phil Hopkins, and my close collaborator Prof. Chris Hirata at OSU, I use cosmological perturbation theory to model intrinsic alignments of galaxies. My work has implications for weak gravitational lensing, galaxy formation, and fundamental physics. My recent paper on the time evolution of intrinsic alignments can be found here.

You can contact me via email, visit me in 357 Cahill, or send me mail at the following address.

  • Denise Schmitz
  • 1200 E. California Blvd.
  • MC 350-17
  • Pasadena, CA 91125