Gregory Tarlé

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
LSA: Natural Sciences
Short bio: 

Gregory Tarlé is a professor of physics who works in the areas of experimental astrophysics and cosmology.  Born in New York City, he attended the Bronx High School of Science, received his BS in Physics from Caltech in 1972 and his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 1978.  He was a Research Scientist at UC Berkeley until 1984 when he joined the faculty of the Physics Department at the University of Michigan

Research summary: 

The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is a dark energy experiment on the Blanco telescope at the Cerro-Tololo Interamerican Observatory in Chile.  It uses multiple techniques to explore the nature of dark energy.

The Big Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BigBOSS) is a massive (5000-fiber) spectroscopic instrument to be carried out on the Mayall telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory.  It will perform measurements of the three dimensional structure of the matter distibution in the universe using tens of millions of galaxies and explore the nature of dark energy with unprecidented precision.

The Particle AND Astroparticle Xenon Observatory (PandaX) is a 1-Ton Liquid Xenon detector located in the Jinping Underground laboratory in Sichuan, China.  It will carry out a direct search for dark matter with unprecidented sensitivity.

The Cosmic Ray Electron Synchrotron Telescope (CREST) is an Antarctic long-duration balloon experiment designed to study ultra-high energy (multi-TeV) electrons in the cosmic radiation in a search for local accelerating sources.  CREST had a successful first flight from McMurdo Station, Antarctica in December 2011.  Data analysis is underway.