Academic appointments prove a powerful recruitment tool for the world’s leading scientists. More than 20 joint appointees at the University of Chicago and Fermilab often pursue pioneering collaborative research. These appointments enrich research programs at the lab and the University, playing a major role in the recruitment and retention of top scientific talent in the Chicago region and advancing technology and discovery throughout the United States.
Craig Hogan is Director of the Fermilab Center for Particle Astrophysics and Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics at UChicago. Hogan was Chair of the Physics and Astronomy Department at the University of Washington prior to moving to the University of Chicago and Fermilab in 2008.
Hogan’s theoretical work encompasses many areas of astro-physical cosmology, such as the origin of elements, cosmic phase transitions and defects, gravitational waves, and cosmic structure and dark matter. His research has been recognized with the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award and the Gruber Cosmology Prize, awarded to the High-z Supernova Search Team for the co-discovery of cosmic dark energy.
Marcela Carena, who advises the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation, is a senior theoretical physicist at the Fermilab and a professor of physics at the University of Chicago and the Enrico Fermi Institute.