Dr. Amy Lowitz                                                              

Research Scientist
lowitz AT arizona dot edu

Steward Observatory
University of Arizona
933 N Cherry Ave
Tucson, AZ 85721

Past institutional affiliations:
Brown University, Princeton University, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, University of Wisconsin - Madison, NASA Goddard, University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, Intel Corp.

Of Public Interest


Full CV and Dissertation

  • CV: PDF (last updated 1/2021)
  • PhD dissertation: PDF

Selected Publications

Invited Talks

  • "Measuring the Cosmic Microwave Background with SPT-3G and Beyond," Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, 4 April 2019 (academic colloquium)
  • "Cosmology at the End of the Earth," Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 17 March 2019 (public lecture)
  • "Nuts and Bolts Cosmology," 88th biannual Arthur H. Compton Lecture Series, Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, Il, Fall 2018 (8-lecture public lecture series)
  • "Detector and Readout Architectures for mm-wave Cosmology with SPT3G and Beyond," Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 26 February 2018 (academic talk)
  • "Kinetic Inductance Detectors for CMB Polarimetry at 100 GHz," University of California - San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 31 July 2017 (academic talk)
  • "100 GHz Kinetic Inductance Detectors for CMB Polarimetry," University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign Department of Astronomy, Urbana, Il, 8 Jun 2017 (academic talk)
  • "Kinetic Inductance Detectors for 100 GHz CMB Polarimetry," Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Il, 17 Mar 2017. (academic seminar)
  • "A Brief History of the Cosmic Microwave Background," Sunday Science Lecture Series, South Pole Station, Antarctica, 6 November 2016 (public talk)
  • "Detecting the Cosmic Microwave Background," Madison Astronomical Society, Madison, WI, 21 February 2015 (public talk)
  • "The Cosmic Microwave Background," IceCube High School Internship Program, Madison, WI, 20 February, 2014 (public lecture)
  • "The Cosmic Microwave Background," Madison Astronomical Society, Madison, WI, 10 January, 2014 (public lecture)
  • "A Comparison of Fundamental Noise Limits in TESs and MKIDs," Keck Institute for Space Studies, 2nd Superconducting Nitride Detector Workshop. Pasadena, CA, 21 February 2012 (academic talk)