Dr. Anna Nierenberg
University of California Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow 


Physics & Astronomy Department
University of California Irvine
Irvine CA 92697-2575

email: anierenb@uci.edu

Uncovering the nature of dark matter with strong gravitational lensing
Strong gravitational lenses, such as the one shown to the left, act as tracers of dark matter, providing powerful insight into the fundamental properties of dark matter.

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Gravitational lens HE0435-1223 Image Credit: ESA/HUBBLE
Star formation in the smallest galaxies
The number and brightness of the faintest galaxies can provide key insight into the physics of star formation at low mass scales, and how galaxies grow and evolve with time.

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email: anierenb@uci.edu