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Chen Heinrich

Chen Heinrich works at the intersection of theory and data in cosmology. Chen obtained her bachelor degree in Joint Honors Mathematics and Physics in 2012 from McGill University in Canada. She got her Ph.D. degree in physics in 2017 from the University of Chicago, specializing in the cosmic microwave background theory and data analysis techniques. She is now a Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar at JPL, working in the Origin of the Universe group with Olivier Dore and Tim Eifler on large scale structure surveys and dark energy. 


  • Ph.D. University of Chicago

Research Interests
  • Theoretical cosmology and data analysis
  • Cosmic microwave background
  • Large scale structure probes
  • Early Universe physics and inflation
  • Dark energy and dark matter
  • Epoch of Reionization

Professional Experience
  • Graduate research assistant, University of Chicago (2012-2017)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar at NASA JPL/Caltech (2017 - present)

Selected Publications
  • C. Heinrich. Lensing Bias to CMB Polarization Measurements of Compensated Isocurvature Perturbations. 2017, arxiv:1708.01276.
  • G. Obied, C. Dvorkin, C. Heinrich, W. Hu, V. Miranda. Inflationary Features and Shifts in Cosmological Parameters from Planck 2015 Data. 2017, arxiv:1706.09412.
  • V. Miranda, A. Lidz, C. He Heinrich, W. Hu. CMB signatures of metal-free star formation and Planck 2015 polarization data. 2016, MNRAS Vol. 467, Issue 4.
  • C. He Heinrich, V. Miranda, W. Hu. Complete reionization constraints from Planck 2015 polarization. 2016, D 95, 023513.
  • C. He Heinrich, D. Grin, W. Hu. Lensing bias to CMB measurements of compensated isocurvature perturbations. 2016, Phys. Rev. D 94, 043534 (selected as part of PRD “Kaleidoscope”).
  • V. Miranda, W. Hu, C. He, H. Motohashi. Nonlinear excitations in inflationary power spectra. 2016, Physical Review D 93, 023504.
  • C. He, D. Grin, W. Hu. Compensated isocurvature pertubations in the curvaton model. 2015, Physical Review D 92, 063018.
  • C. He, K. Bechtol, A.P. Hearin & D. Hooper. Prospects for detecting gamma rays from annihilating dark matter in dwarf galaxies in the era of DES and LSST. 2015, Physical Review D 91, 063515.
  • J. Luo, C.-Y. Ng, W. C. G Ho, S. Bogdanov, V. M. Kaspi & C. He. Hunting for orphaned central compact objects among radio pulsars. 2015, The Astrophysical Journal 808, 130.
  • C. He, C.-Y. Ng & V. M. Kaspi. The correlation between dispersion measure and X-ray column density from radio pulsars. 2013, Astrophysical Journal 768, 64.


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