Broadly speaking, my interests lie in the physics of and beyond today's standard cosmological model.
My current main research project concerns the processes in early galaxies
that enable a substantial fraction of their ionizing radiation to escape the dense interstellar medium,
which is crucial in understanding the Epoch of Reionization.
I have been involved in the Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor (CLASS),
whose primary goal is to detect and characterize the primordial B-mode polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background
-- a unique signature left by the primordial gravitational waves as posited in the theory of Inflation.
Before coming to Johns Hopkins, I worked on theoretical studies of large-angle anomalies
-- phenomena revealed by measurements of the microwave background that are statistically unlikely to occur in the standard model.
- Primary Author -
A projected estimate of the reionization optical depth using the CLASS experiment's sample-variance limited E-mode measurement
Duncan J. Watts, Bingjie Wang, and the CLASS collaboration, Astrophys. J. 863, 121 (2018).
Microwave background correlations from dipole anisotropy modulation
Simone Aiola, Bingjie Wang, Arthur Kosowsky, Tina Kahniashvili, and Hassan Firouzjahi, Phys. Rev. D 92 (6), 063008 (2015).
Gaussian approximation of peak values in the integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect
Simone Aiola, Arthur Kosowsky, and Bingjie Wang, Phys. Rev. D 91 (4), 043510 (2015).
- Other Author -
On-sky performance of the CLASS Q-band telescope,
John W. Appel, Zhilei Xu, Ivan L. Padilla, Kathleen Harrington, Bastián Pradenas Marquez, et al. (including B.W.), Submitted to ApJ (2018).
Fermi-LAT counterparts of IceCube neutrinos above 100 TeV,
Felicia Krauß, Kunal Deoskar, et al. (including B.W.), A&A, 620, A174 (2018).