Stanford Experts

Risa Wechsler

Title:
Director, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) and Associate Professor of Physics and of Particle Physics and Astrophysics

Email:
rwechsler@stanford.edu

Phone:
(650) 926-3621

Website:
https://profiles.stanford.edu/risa-wechsler?releaseVersion=7.7.0, https://www.risawechsler.com/

Description

Risa Wechsler’s group focuses its research on understanding the growth of structure in the universe, how structure formation drives galaxy formation, and how galaxies can be used to probe the fundamental physics of the universe, including the nature of dark matter and dark energy. Her group uses large computer simulations, physical and empirical models, and the deepest and largest galaxy surveys to determine how the universe formed and evolved.