H. Cynthia Chiang

School of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science
University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville Campus, Durban, South Africa
Department of Physics, McGill University
Montreal, Canada

Academic History

  • 2018-present – McGill University
  • 2013-2018 – Senior lecturer at UKZN
  • 2012 – Postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago
  • 2008-2011 – Dicke postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University
  • 2002-2008 – PhD in physics, California Institute of Technology
  • 1998-2002 – BS in physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests

The primary focus of my research is observational cosmology. I specialize in precision measurements of redshifted 21-cm emission of neutral hydrogen and the temperature and polarization anisotropies of the cosmic microwave background. My experience includes instrumentation development and data analysis, spanning ground-, balloon-, and satellite-based platforms