About Me

I'm a graduate student in the physics department at Berkeley in the Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics. I graduated from MIT in 2014 with a degree in physics and then I moved to California to do research in cosmology with the support of the Hertz Foundation and the National Science Foundation. Check out my CV to see some of what I've been up to in the past few years.


My research interests are at the intersection of theoretical astrophysics, particle physics and cosmology, although sometimes I do like to get my hands dirty with the data. I am ultimately interested in using our universe to understand the exotic physics beyond what is known. In the process, I've studied the beginning of the universe, the composition of dark matter, the formation of the first galaxies, and black holes, just to name a few. Check out my research section to learn more, or check out my inSPIRE page for a summary.



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Katelin Schutz Theoretical Cosmologist & Foodie

Outside of Academia, I love to cook to express myself creatively...