SLAC Experts

Risa Wechsler

KIPAC Director, Professor of physics and of particle physics and astrophysics

Risa Wechsler (Dawn Harmer/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

Areas of research: Physics of the universe; cosmology; astrophysical simulations; galaxy formation; galaxy surveys; dark matter; dark energy 

This is an exciting time in cosmology and astrophysics. KIPAC scientists at SLAC are involved in designing, building and analyzing the data from a number of projects that are truly opening new windows on the cosmos. These experiments and observatories promise to greatly enrich our fundamental understanding of the universe.”