|Born||27 July 1965 (age 49)
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
University of Chicago
Institute for Advanced Study
California Institute of Technology
Moore Center for Theoretical Cosmology and Physics
Johns Hopkins University
|Known for||gravitational waves
cosmic microwave background
|Notable awards||SSC National Fellowship (1991)
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (1996)
DoE Outstanding Junior Investigator Award (1998)
Helen B. Warner Prize (1998)
E. O. Lawrence Award (2006)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2013)
Simons Investigator (2014)
Marc Kamionkowski (born 1965, Cleveland, Ohio) is an American theoretical physicist and currently Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University. His research interests include particle physics, dark matter, inflation, the cosmic microwave background and gravitational waves.
He received a BA degree in 1987 from Washington University in St. Louis and a PhD in 1991 from the University of Chicago. He did postdoctoral study at the Institute for Advanced Study and joined the faculty of Columbia University in 1994 as an assistant professor of physics. From 1999 to 2006, Kamionkowski was a professor at The California Institute of Technology, and from 2006 to 2011 the Robinson Professor of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics. He joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins as professor in 2011.
He is known primarily for work on supersymmetric dark matter and the cosmic microwave background. He was awarded the US Department of Energy's 2006 E. O. Lawrence Award in High Energy and Nuclear Physics for "his theoretical analyses demonstrating that precise observations of the cosmic microwave background can lead to deep understanding of the origin and evolution of the Universe, thereby motivating a series of increasingly precise cosmological experiments."
2011–Present. Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University
2006-2012. Robinson Professor of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology.
2006-2011. Founding Director, Moore Center for Theoretical Cosmology and Physics, Caltech.
1996-2007. Professor of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology
1998-1999. Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Columbia University.
1994-1998. Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Columbia University.
1991-1994. Member, Institute for Advanced Study.
-  publications listed at arXiv.gov (physics preprint server)
-  Publications
-  Scientific American article and quote from Marc Kamionkowski
-  BBC article
-  Archived Records
-  The Kathleen Dunn Show - Wisconsin Radio
-  Big Bang News: Did the Earth just move for cosmology?
-  Simons Foundation - Simons Investigators Awardees