Suzanne T. Staggs is an American physicist and the Henry DeWolf Smyth Professor of Physics at Princeton University.[1][2][3] Staggs has led the development of numerous cosmic microwave background experiments and is currently the principal investigator (PI) of the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) and founding member of the Simons Observatory (SO).[4][5][6]

Suzanne T. Staggs
Alma materRice University
Princeton University
Scientific career
Cosmic microwave background
InstitutionsPrinceton University
University of Chicago
ThesisAn absolute measurement of the cosmic background radiation temperature at 1.4 GHz
Doctoral advisorDavid Todd Wilkinson

Education and careerEdit

Staggs received her B.A. in physics from Rice University in 1987 and her Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University in 1993. She was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Chicago for 3 years before joining the faculty at Princeton in 1996.[7] [8][9]


Staggs's research is in cosmology, through observations of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). She has been involved in or led various CMB experiments since 1989 including XPER, PIQUE, CAPMAP, QUIET, ABS, ACT, and SO.[10]



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  11. ^ "Past Fellows". Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  12. ^ "Fellowship Recipients | The Enrico Fermi Institute | The University of Chicago". Retrieved 2019-05-23.