Rachel E. Bean

Professor
Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

612 Space Sciences Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Rachel E. Bean

Professor
Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise
Cosmology—the study of how the universe came into being and evolved into what we see today

Current Research Interest
Understanding the nature of dark energy; applying high energy theories to understanding the properties of primordial inflation; using astrophysical observations to distinguish between competing theories

Distinction
American Physical Society (APS) Fellow
Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE)
Cottrell Scholar Award
Gruber Prize in Cosmology (WMAP Science Team)
NASA Group Achievement Award (WMAP Science Team)

Selected Publications
Mueller, Eva-Maria, Francesco de Bernardis, Rachel Bean, and Michael D. Niemack. “Constraints on Massive Neutrinos from the Pairwise Kinematic Sunyaev-Zel’dovich Effect. Physical Review D 92, no. 6 (2015). 

Byun, Joyce and Rachel Bean. “Non-Gaussian Shape Discrimination with Spectroscopic Galaxy Surveys.” Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2015, no. 3 (2015).

Cornell Research Website Article
The Space between Stars and Galaxies