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Kristofer Pardo

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4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 169-236A

Pasadena, CA 91109



Curriculum Vitae:

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Kris is interested in using astrophysics to test theories of fundamental physics, especially dark matter and dark energy theories. Kris obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Mathematics from Furman University in 2014. He received his Ph.D. in Astrophysical Sciences from Princeton University in 2019, under the direction of David Spergel. Kris is originally from South Florida and enjoys rock climbing and running


Ph.D. in Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University (2019)

B.S. in Physics & Mathematics, Furman University (2014)

Research Interests

Theoretical cosmology, dark matter, gravitational waves

Selected Awards

NSF Graduate Student Research Fellowship
Balzan Fellow, New College, Oxford Trinity

Selected Publications

Pardo, K.; Desmond, H.; Ferreira, P.G., Testing self-interacting dark matter with galaxy warps, Phys.Rev. D., accepted.

Goulding, A.D.; Pardo, K.; Greene, J. E.; Mingarelli, C. M. F.; Nyland, K.; Strauss, M.A.Discovery of a Close-separation Binary Quasar at the Heart of a z 0:2 Merging Galaxy and Its Implications for Low-frequency Gravitational Waves, ApJL, 879, 2, L21 (2019)

Pardo, K.; Fishbach, M.; Holz, D.E.; Spergel, D. N., Limits on the Number of Spacetime Dimensions from GW 170817, JCAP, 07, 048 (2018)

Pardo, K.; Goulding, A. D.; Greene, J. E.; Somerville, R. S.; Gallo, E.; Hickox, R. C.;Miller,B. P.; Reines, A. E.; Silverman, J. D., X-Ray Detected Active Galactic Nuclei in Dwarf Galaxies at 0 < z < 1, ApJ, 2, 203 (2016)