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Scholar Profile

Erik Shirokoff

Chicago Scientific Research

Biography

Erik is a professional astronomer whose work focuses on developing cryogenic detectors for mm and submm-wavelength observations of the cosmic microwave background and the high-redshift universe. He is a senior member at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago


High school:  John H. Francis Polytechnic High School

Degrees

College Year Degree
University of California - Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
2002 B.A. Astrophysics and Physics
University of California - Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
2011 Ph.D. Physics

News and Highlights

Erik Shirokoff (MS '98)

Star gazer Erik Shirokoff, MS ’98 is departing UC Berkeley with his Ph.D. in physics this summer on a journey to the Pasadena cosmos for the 2011 W.M. Keck Institute for Space Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship at Caltech.

Erik Shirokoff (MS '98)

Think its cold where you are? Erik Shirokoff MS' 98 spent time in Antarctica this last winter as part of a research project with UC Berkeley. He has completed his coursework for a Ph.D. in physics and is spending his time teaching.

Erik Shirokoff (MS '98)

Heavy jacket required. This January, Erik Shirokoff, MS ‘98, will begin a year-round deployment to the U.S. South Pole Station in Antarctica, where he will take part in wave telescope cosmology research with NASA and the National Science Foundation.

Erik Shirokoff (MS '98)

The windy galaxy: Erik Shirokoff, MS ‘98 will take his work in astronomy to Lake Michigan this June, as he joins the faculty of the University of Chicago as an Assistant Professor. Congratulations!