I am a PhD student studying cosmology in the Theoretical Astrophysics Including Relativity (TAPIR) group at Caltech. My thesis adviser is Prof Marc Kamionkowski.

I am interested in figuring out the nature of the major components of our Universe: dark energy and dark matter. My approach to this task is to attack from two fronts: I work on searching for signatures of new physics in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) temperature and polarization maps, and investigating what we can(not) learn from upcoming experiments for direct detection of particle dark matter. Among my other research interests are questions of statistical recovery of the redshifted 21-cm signal from cosmic reionization and using CMB data to constrain reionization models. Here is a current list of my publications.

When I am not absorbed into the affairs in the Dark Universe, I love to play volleyball, hike and travel with my husband, translate books into Serbian, cook tasty foods, make clay pots, and just enjoy life with my friends, or work on solving it with my mentees.


Vera Gluscevic
California Institute of Technology
Department of Astronomy

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