Joshua A. Frieman

Director, Dark Energy Survey, Fermilab & University of Chicago
Joshua_Frieman

Joshua A. Frieman

Director, Dark Energy Survey, Fermilab & University of Chicago

Biography

Josh Frieman is a senior staff member (Scientist III) in the Theoretical Astrophysics group at Fermilab and the Fermilab Center for Particle Astrophysics. He is also professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Chicago, where he is a member of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics. His research centers on theoretical and observational cosmology, including studies of the nature of dark energy, the early universe, gravitational lensing, the large-scale structure of the universe, and supernovae as cosmological distance indicators. The author of over 230 publications, he led the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-II) Supernova Survey, which discovered more than 500 type Ia supernovae for cosmology studies, and served as chair of the SDSS Collaboration Council. He is a founder of the Dark Energy Survey, a collaboration of over 120 scientists from 20 institutions on 3 continents, which is building a 570-megapixel camera to carry out a wide-field survey on the Blanco 4-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile to probe the origin of cosmic acceleration.

Sessions as a Speaker

Astronomy’s Next Big Things

28 October 2017
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
  • Marriott Marquis