B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University; M.Sc., Ph.D., Case Western University
Thushara’s research area is observational and experimental cosmology, a subject that lies at the intersection of physics and astronomy. As a graduate student at Case Western, Thushara worked on detecting dark matter - a hypothesized form of matter that would make up most of the inferred mass of our universe and galaxy. As a postdoctoral researcher, first at the University of Chicago and then at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Thushara developed and used superconducting and semiconducting technologies for mm-wavelength observations of the oldest structures in the universe, such as massive early galaxies and the primordial glow from the big bang, known as the cosmic microwave background.
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
updated August 2012