Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the College
Chihway Chang uses large optical imaging and spectroscopic survey data to study the evolution of the recent universe through a technique called weak gravitational lensing. She is also interested in combining the information from weak gravitational lensing with other fields, such as large-scale structure, the cosmic microwave background (CMB), and galaxy evolution. She is currently involved in the Dark Energy Survey and the Large Synoptics Survey Telescope, and works closely with colleagues from the South Pole Telescope who are experts in the physics of CMB.
Chang is a lead or contributing author of numerous refereed publications on weak gravitational lensing, cross-correlation, and other large-scale cosmology topics. She earned a BS in physics from National Taiwan University and a PhD in physics from Stanford University. Subsequently, she held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Astronomy at ETH Zurich. She was also a postdoctoral fellow at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago and will continue on as a senior member.