Dr. Bradford Benson is a Assistant Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Chicago and an Associate Scientist at Fermilab. Before becoming a professor, Dr. Benson graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999, received his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University in 2004, and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California-Berkeley and the University of Chicago.
Dr. Benson has published over 100 scientific papers. His scientific interests include clusters of galaxies, radio and microwave wavelength detectors, and measurements of the cosmic microwave background, the 14 billion year old light left-over from the Big Bang. Dr. Benson goal is to build instruments that can make observations which answer some of the biggest questions in cosmology: What physics was responsible for the Big Bang? What is the Universe made out of? What is Dark Energy?