About Christopher W. Stubbs's Work
I am an experimental physicist working at the interface between particle physics, cosmology and gravitation. My interests include experimental tests of the foundations of gravitational physics, searches for dark matter, and observational cosmology. I am one of the principal investigators on an ambitious survey that is using hundreds of supernovae to map out the recent expansion history of the Universe. The main goal of this program is to ascertain the equation of state of the Dark Energy that appears to be driving an ever-accelerating expansion of the Universe. I am also engaged in the construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) and a member of a collaboration that is using the Earth-Moon-Sun system to probe for novel gravitational effects that may result from physics beyond the standard model.
Awards and Achievements
Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (2015)
Gruber Prize in Cosmology (2007)