RACHEL ESTHER BEAN
CURRICULUM VITAE
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Imperial College, University of London, U.K., PhD in Physics, 1999-2002.
Thesis title: “Cosmological scalar field theories and their observational implications”.
Imperial College, University of London, U.K., MSc in Quantum Fields & Fundamental Forces,
1998-1999. Dissertation: “Departures from CMB Gaussianity using inflationary models”.
Christ’s College, Cambridge University, U.K., BA Hons. in Natural Sciences, 1992-1995.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Cornell University, Department of Astronomy, Associate Professor, Jan 2011 - present.
Cornell University, Department of Astronomy, Assistant Professor, Aug 2005 - Jan 2011.
Princeton University, Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences, Postdoctoral Fellow, Sep 2002- Aug 2005.
Bridgewater Consulting, London, Associate Consultant, 1997-1998.
Accenture, Strategy Division, London, Senior Analyst, 1995-1997.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Merle Kingsley Fellowship, Caltech, 2013.
Gruber Prize in Cosmology (as a member of the NASA WMAP satellite science team), Gruber
Foundation, 2012.
Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE), White House Office of
Science and Technology Policy, 2010.
Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation, 2009-2014.
Cottrell Scholar Award, Research Corporation, 2008-2011.
Kavli Frontiers Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, December 2006 & November 2007.
NASA Group Achievement Award (as a member of the NASA WMAP satellite science team), 2007.
RESEARCH FUNDING AND SUPPORT
Co-I, NASA WFIRST Science Investigation Team member, “Cosmology with the High Latitude
Survey”, (PI Olivier Dore, JPL), 2016-2020.
PI, DOE (Office of Science) Cosmic Frontiers Program, “Maximizing LSST and DESI’s Impact on
Dark Sector and Inflationary Physics.”, 2016- 2019.
PI, DOE (Office of Science) Cosmic Frontiers Program, DESC Spokesperson support, 2015- 2017.
PI, NASA Astrophysics Theory Program, “Discerning the Details of the Cosmic Dark Sector”, (Co-Is
Eanna Flanagan, Cornell, Justin Khoury and Mark Trodden, U. Penn.) 2014-2017.
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RESEARCH FUNDING AND SUPPORT continued
PI, DOE (Office of Science) Cosmic Frontiers Program, “Maximizing LSST and DESI’s Impact on
Dark Sector and Inflationary Physics.”, 2014- 2016.
Co-I, NASA Euclid Science Team, “Constraining Dark Energy and Modified Gravity with Euclid”,
(PI Jason Rhodes, JPL), 2012-ongoing, funds to date.
Co-PI, U.K. Royal Academy of Science International Exchange Grant, “Large scale structure insights
into the origins of cosmic acceleration, (Co-PI Sarah Bridle, Manchester University, U.K.),
2012-2015.
PI, NASA Astrophysics Theory Program, “Interactions In the Dark Sector Of Cosmology”,
2011-2014, (Co-Is Eanna Flanagan, Cornell, Justin Khoury and Mark Trodden, U. Penn).
PI, National Science Foundation, Division of Astronomical Sciences, AST0844825, “CAREER:
Observational Signatures of Fundamental Physics in the Cosmos”.
PI, Cottrell Scholar Award, Research Corporation, 2008-2013.
PI, NASA Astrophysics Theory Program, “Confronting the details of cosmology’s dark sector”,
2008-2011, (Co-Is Eanna Flanagan, Cornell, and Mark Trodden, U. Penn).
PI, National Science Foundation, Division of Astronomical Sciences, AST0607018, “Dark Energy
Dichotomies: Observational signatures of matter and gravity based theories.”.
Co-I, National Science Foundation, Division of Physics, PHY0555216,“Astronomical consequences
of fundamental physics”, 2006-2009, (PI Ira Wasserman, Co-I Eanna Flanagan, Cornell).
PI, Affinito-Stewart Award, President’s Council of Cornell Women, 2006.
PI, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) TG-AST060029T, 2006-2007.
SERVICE WITHIN THE SCIENCE COMMUNITY (NATIONAL/ INTERNATIONAL)
NASA WFIRST High Latitude Survey Science Investigation Team member, 2016-present
Tri-Agency (DOE, NASA, NSF) coordination group for the LSST, Euclid and WFIRST experiments,
2015-present.
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Dark Energy Science Collaboration (LSST DESC)
- Spokesperson (Collaboration Lead), July 2015-present
- Analysis Coordinator, 2014-2015
- Theory/ Joint probes working group co-convener, 2012-2014
UC Santa Barbara Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics (KITP) Advisory Board member,
2014-present.
NASA Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group advisory committee member, 2014-present
DESI (Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument) Collaboration member and “Small Scale Clustering,
Clusters and Cross-Correlations” working group co-lead, 2014-present.
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SERVICE WITHIN THE SCIENCE COMMUNITY (NATIONAL/ INTERNATIONAL) continued
NASA Euclid Science Team member 2013-present.
- Euclid Collaboration “Dark Energy/Testing Gravity” working group co-lead 2013-2015
- U.S. steering committee member 2013-present.
American Physical Society, Division of Astrophysics Executive Committee,
- Nominations Committee Member, 2013.
- Member at Large, 2011-2013.
DOE Laboratory Review Committee for their Cosmic Frontiers Program October 2013.
Associate Editor for General Relativity and Gravitation, 2011-2013.
National Academy of Sciences Committee on Assessment of a Plan for U.S. Participation in Euclid,
2012.
NASA Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) Science Definition Team member,
2011-2012
Editor, “Introduction: A new golden age: testing general relativity with cosmology”, Phil. Trans. R.
Soc. A, December 28 2011, 369 (1957) 4941-4946
National Academy of Sciences ASTRO 2010 Decadal Survey panel member, Cosmology and
Fundamental Physics Science Frontiers panel, 2009.
Proposal review panelist for NASA, NSF and UK Science Technology Facilities Council (STFC).
US Government Astronomy & Astrophysics Advisory Committee Dark Energy Taskforce Report
reviewer, 2006.
National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) Telescope Allocation Cmte panel member, 2005.
Scientific journal referee: Astrophysical Journal, Astrophysical Journal Letters, Classical and
Quantum Gravity, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Journal of Physics A, Monthly
Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Nuclear Physics B, Physics Letters B, Physical Review
Letters and Physical Review D.
Academic book manuscript review for Cambridge University Press and Pearson Publishing.
UNIVERSITY/ DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE
University committees/ representation:
College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Council, Chair 2013-2015
In this role, I led the creation of a report for the Dean on “Growing and Sustaining Diversity in the
College of Arts and Sciences Faculty”, which studied the College’s progress in meeting its diversity
goals, and identifed strategies to enhance diversity in the College. The report made recommendations
that have led to positive changes in the hiring and recruitment policy and practice within the College.
College of Arts and Sciences Dean Search Committee, 2012 AY.
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UNIVERSITY/ DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE continued
University committees/ representation (continued):
University Faculty Advisory Committee on Tenure Appointments (FACTA) committee, 2012-2014AY.
Cornell representative to the LSST Consortium, 2009-present.
College of Arts and Sciences Physical Sciences Library advisory committee, 2005, 2006 AY.
Departmental committees/ representation:
Director of Graduate Studies for the Field of Astronomy, 2012-present
Department of Astronomy graduate admissions committee, 2005, 2012-present
Center for Radiophysics and Space Research advisory committee Chair, 2014-present
Department of Astronomy strategic planning committee, 2009, 2011,2013 AY, Chair 2014 AY.
Department of Astronomy course committee, 2007-2012 AY.
Department of Astronomy colloquium committee, 2005 AY.
UNIVERSITY TEACHING
Within the Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences:
ASTRO/PHYS 6599: “Cosmology” - Graduate level course. Spring 2006, 2008, 2010, Fall 2015.
ASTRO 4433: Introduction to Cosmology” - Senior course I proposed in 2010, taught Spring 2011,
2013, 2015.
ASTRO 2211 “Stars, Galaxies & Cosmology” - Intro course for science & engineering students.
Autumn 2006-2009, 2011-2013.
ASTRO 4432: “Introduction to Astrophysics & Space Sciences II” - for astronomy & physics majors.
Spring 2007, 2009.
For Cornell Adult University:
Online CyberTower Study Room, “The Puzzling Life of the Universe”, (online at
http://sandstone5.cit.cornell.edu/Requester/r/roomMain/Cosmophys), July 2008.
Outside Cornell:
Invited graduate summer school lecturer at the International School of Physics ”Enrico Fermi” Varenna, Italy, “New Horizons for Observational Cosmology”, July 2013
Invited graduate summer school lecturer at the Theoretical Advanced Study Institute in Elementary
Particle Physics (TASI) 2009,“Physics of the Large and the Small”, Boulder, CO, June 2009.
Invited graduate easter school lecturer at “XVIII Physics Graduate Days in Heidelberg”, Heidelberg
University, Germany, April 2007.
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TRAINING OF HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS AT CORNELL
Lecturer for the Cornell Center for Nanoscale Science Institute for Physics Teachers (CNS IPT) in
Contemporary Physics, July 2006, March 2007, July 2007, July 2008, July 2009, 2011.
Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS) seminar, Cornell, February 2009.
STUDENTS MENTORED ON RESEARCH PROJECTS AT CORNELL
PhD students:
Nishant Agarwal, PhD 2011. Went onto McWilliams Postdoctoral Fellow at Carnegie Mellon.
David Bernat, 2005-2007. Went onto complete PhD in exoplanet science.
Joyce Byun, PhD 2015. Went onto Postdoctoral research at University of Sussex, UK.
Victoria Calafut, 2014-.
Istvan Laszlo, PhD 2012. Went onto Lecturer at Monash University, Australia.
Eva-Marie Mueller PhD 2015. Went onto postdoc at University of Portsmouth, UK.
Maria Antonella Cid Munoz, Fulbright Student from CONICYT, Chile, 2008.
Georgios Valogiannis, 2015Master’s student:
Matipon Tangmatitham, M.S. 2011. Went onto work at the National Astronomical Research Institute
of Thailand and currently PhD student at Michigan Tech.
Undergraduate students:
Brenna Mockler, 2015, going onto UC Santa Cruz grad school.
Kira Hicks, 2013, went onto University of Washington grad school.
Victoria Calafut (College of New Jersey), NSF REU student 2013, went onto Cornell grad school.
Mykyta Hulko, 2012-13. went onto U. Toronto grad school.
Jae-Hwan Kang, 2011-12, went onto Stanford grad school.
Gavin Hartnett (Syracuse Univ.), NSF REU student 2008, went onto UC Santa Barbara grad school.
Nicholas Hollon (Villanova Univ.), NSF REU student 2007, went onto U. Chicago grad school.
Eva-Marie Mueller (Heidelberg Univ., Fulbright Scholar), 2010-2011, went onto Cornell grad school.
Daniel Rasolt, 2006, went onto UC Santa Cruz grad school.
Derek Schaeffer, 2006-2007, went onto UCLA grad school.
Matipon Tangmatitham, 2006-2007, went onto Cornell grad school.
Byeonghee Yu, 2015-16, going onto Berkeley grad school.
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CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION
Organizer, “Dark Energy on non-linear scales”, LSST Dark Energy Science Team Workshop,
Argonne National Lab, Argonne, IL, February 2013.
Organizing committee , “Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics”, Kavli Institute for Theoretical
Physics China, Beijing, China, September 2012.
Organizing committee, “Science with a Wide-Field IR Telescope in Space”, Pasadena, CA, February
2012
Organizer, Royal Society Discussion Meeting, “Cosmological Tests of General Relativity”, London,
UK, February 2011.
Organizer, Aspen Center for Physics Summer 3-week workshop, “Testing General Relativity in the
Cosmos”, Aspen, CO, June - July 2009.
Organizer, Aspen Center for Physics Winter Conference, “Understanding the Dark Sector: Dark
Matter and Dark Energy”, Aspen, CO, January 2009.
Organizer, National Academy of Sciences Japanese - American Kavli Frontiers of Science
Symposium, December 2007.
Chair of the Dark Energy session, “New Views of the Universe”, Chicago, IL, December 2005.
Organizer of Astrophysics workgroup, “Weak Interaction and Neutrinos 2005(WIN’05)” conference,
Delphi, Greece, June 2005.
Cosmology & structure formation session organizer, APS Meeting, Tampa, FL, April 2005.
Organizer of the dark energy sessions, “COSMO ’04” conference, Toronto, Canada, September 2004.
Dark energy session co-chair and review speaker, Santa Fe Workshop on Cosmology, NM, June 2003.
INVITED CONFERENCE TALKS
Pheno 2016, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2016.
American Astronomical Society meeting, Kissimmee FL, January 2016.
NASA PhysPAG meeting, Kissimmee FL, January 2016.
National Research Council Astronomy and Astrophysics Midterm Assessment Symposium, Irvine CA,
December 2015.
“Testing Gravity”, Vancouver CA, January 2015.
American Astronomical Society meeting, Seattle WA, January 2015.
“WFIRS2014”, Pasadena, CA, October 2014.
“Dark Interactions”, NORDITA, Stockholm, Sweden, October 2014.
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INVITED CONFERENCE TALKS continued
NASA HEAD meeting, Chicago, August 2014.
UK National Astronomy Meeting, Portsmouth, UK, August 2014.
“Implications of BICEP 2”, Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, CA, April 2014.
American Astronomical Society meeting, Washington D.C., January 2014.
“Tales of Lambda” , Nottingham University, UK , July 2013
American Physical Society meeting, Denver CO, April 2013.
“Cosmological Tests of Gravity”,Oxford University, UK, March 2013.
American Astronomical Society meeting, Long Beach, CA, January 2013.
Workshop on Cosmic Acceleration, Carnegie Mellon University, August 2012.
“17th Itzykson meeting on Dark Energy and Modified Gravity”, Institut de Physique Thorique (IPhT)
of CEA-Saclay, France, June 2012
”Physics with a Positive Cosmological Constant”, Pennsylvania State University, Penn State, PA, May
2012.
“Science with a Wide-Field IR Telescope in Space”, Pasadena, CA, February 2012.
“Testing Gravity with Astrophysical and Cosmological Observations ”, Institute for the Physics and
Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU), Tokyo, Japan, January 2012.
“Gravity Workshop at CWRU”, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH, May 2011.
American Physical Society conference, Anaheim, CA, May 2011.
“Unraveling the Nature of the Universe with Current and Future Datasets”, Ohio State University,
Columbus, OH, April 2011.
Royal Society Discussion Meeting, “Cosmological Tests of General Relativity”, London, UK,
February 2011.
“New Horizons in Particle Cosmology”, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, December 2009.
“Understanding the Dark Sector”, Aspen Center of Physics Winter Conference, Aspen, CO, January
2009.
“Branes, Strings and Inflation” micro-symposium, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, October 2008.
“COSMO’08”, Madison, WI, August 2008.
Great Lakes Cosmology Workshop, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2008.
11th Northeast String Cosmology workshop, Columbia University, New York, NY, May 2008.
“A Decade of Dark Energy”, Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium, Baltimore, MD, May
2008.
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INVITED CONFERENCE TALKS continued
National Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Washington DC, April 2008.
Benjamin Dean Lecture, California Academy of Sciences, San Fransisco, CA, March 2008.
“Origins & Observations of Primordial Non-Gaussianity”, Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, ON, March
2008.
National Academy of Sciences, U.S. Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium, Irvine, CA, November
2007.
XIXèmes Rencontres de Blois “Matter and energy in the Universe” , Blois, France, May 2007.
U.K. Annual Theory Meeting, Durham University, England, December 2006.
“Cosmology on the Great Lakes”, Perimeter Institute, Canada, November 2006.
“Cosmic Frontiers”, Durham University, England, July 2006.
SLAC Summer Institute “The Next Frontier: Exploring with the LHC.”, Stanford, CA, July 2006.
The 14th International Conference on Supersymmetry and Unification of Fundamental Interactions,
“SUSY’06”, Irvine, CA, June 2006.
External Correlations of the CMB and Cosmology Workshop, Fermilab, Batavia, IL, May 2006.
“Fundamental Physics With Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation”, Irvine, CA, March 2006.
Aspen Center for Physics Winter Conference, Aspen, CO, February 2006.
European Dark Energy Network Workshop, Paris, France, December 2005.
American Physical Society Symposium, Colgate University, NY, November 2005.
Frontiers of Contemporary Physics - III, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN,May 2005.
American Physical Society Meeting, Tampa, FL, April 2005.
“A century after Einstein”, Institute of Physics Conference, University of Warwick, England, April
2005.
The Taro Tamura Symposium, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, November 2004.
Particle, Strings and Cosmology,“PASCOS” ’04, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, August 2004.
Enrico Fermi Summer School , Varenna, Italy, July 2004.
“Beyond Einstein-From the Big Bang to Black Holes”, Stanford University, CA, May 2004.
Mitchell Symposium on Observational Cosmology, Texas A&M University, TX, April 2004.
“Observing Dark Energy”, Tuscon, AZ, March 2004.
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COLLOQUIA AND SEMINARS
Rutgers University, NJ, April 2016.
Caltech, Pasadena, CA, April 2016.
Fermilab National Lab, Chicago, Illinois, March 2016.
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab/ UC Berkeley, CA, March 2016.
Yale University, Department of Physics colloquium, New Haven, CT, November 2015.
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Physics colloquium, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2015.
Princeton University, Department of Astrophysical Sciences colloquium, Princeton, NJ, March 2014.
Goddard Space Flight Center colloquium, Green Belt, MD, May 2013.
University of Maryland seminar, College Park, MD, May 2013.
CalTech, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pasadena, CA, January 2013.
Pennsylvania State University, Department of Physics colloquium, State College, PA, April 2012.
University of Manchester, Department of Physics and Astronomy colloquium, Manchester, England,
April 2012.
Arizona State University, School of Earth and Space Exploration seminar and colloquium, Phoenix,
AZ, March 2012.
Carnegie Mellon University, Kavli Center for Cosmology seminar, February 2012.
University of Michigan, Dept. of Physics Colloquium, November 2011.
Case Western Reserve University, Particle/Astrophysics seminar, Cleveland, OH, March 2011.
New York University, Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics colloquium, May 2010.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Astrophysics colloquium, Pasadena, CA, February 2010.
Harvard University Center for Astrophysics, Institute for Theory and Computation colloquium and
informal lunch talk, Boston, MA, February 2010.
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, ON, Canada, January 2010.
University of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy colloquium, Philadelphia, PA, December
2009.
University of Florida, Dept. of Physics seminar, Gainesville, FL, December 2009.
Cornell University, Dept. of Astronomy seminar, October 2009.
Saclay Journal Club, Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique (CEA), Paris, France (by VideoCon),
October 2009.
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COLLOQUIA AND SEMINARS continued
University of Arizona, Dept. of Astronomy colloquium, Tuscon, AZ, February 2009.
University of Michigan, Dept. of Physics colloquium, Ann Arbor, MI, September 2008.
Princeton University, Dept. of Physics seminar, Princeton, NJ, April 2008.
University of California Berkeley, Dept. of Physics seminar, Berkeley, CA, March 2008.
Cornell University, Dept. of Astronomy seminar, March 2008.
Cornell University, Dept. of Astronomy colloquium, March 2008.
University of Buffalo, Dept. of Physics seminar, Buffalo, NY, February 2008.
University of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy seminar, Philadelphia, PA, February 2008.
Harvard University, Center for Astrophysics, Joint Harvard-MIT-Tufts colloquium, Boston, MA,
November 2007.
Wells College, Dept. of Physics seminar, Aurora, NY, October 2007.
McGill University, Dept. of Physics colloquium, Montreal, Canada, September 2007.
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, seminar, Toronto, Canada, May 2007.
University of Rome, La Sapienza, Dept. of Physics colloquium & more technical seminar, Italy,
March 2007.
Space Telescope Science Institute, colloquium, Baltimore, MD, March 2007.
University of Wisconsin, Dept. of Physics colloquium & more technical seminar, Madison, WI,
February 2007.
Hamilton College, Dept. of Physics colloquium, Clinton, NY, November 2006.
Cornell University, Dept. of Physics colloquium, March 2006.
Cornell University, Dept. of Astronomy seminar, March 2006.
PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE & OUTREACH TALKS
Afterschool Universe, Southside Community Center, Ithaca, NY, 2012-2013 biweekly.
NY Space Grant talk, Tully Middle School, May 2011.
Southern Cayuga Schools Planetarium, public talk, NY, April 2011.
Science Cabaret On Air, radio interview, WICB 97.3FM, Ithaca College, 2010.
Afterschool Universe , Greater Ithaca Activities Center, weekly, Ithaca, 2010.
Friends of the Cornell Department of Astronomy presentation, 2007, 2009.
Talk on cosmology to New York City Chapin Girls’ Middle School students, Cornell, 2007-2009.
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PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE & OUTREACH TALKS continued
Steward Observatory Public Lecture, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ, February 2009.
Benjamin Dean Lecture, California Academy of Sciences, San Fransisco, CA, March 2008.
Public lecture at the Southern Cayuga Central Schools Planetarium, Aurora, NY, October 2007.
Public lecture at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center outreach program in Elmira, NY, February
2007.
Talk for the Cornell Center for Materials Research “Ask a Scientist Live” after-school program,
Nottingham, High School, Syracuse, January 2007.
Talk on cosmology to Ithaca High School science students, May 2006.
Discussion panel member, Expanding Your Horizons Conference (encouraging middle school girls’
interest in science, maths and engineering), Cornell University, April 2006.
Cornell Department of Astronomy presentation for University Alumni Weekend, October 2005.
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MISSION AND SURVEY PLANNING REPORTS
LSS Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC), “DESC Science Roadmap”. As the Collaboration
Spokesperson, I led the creation of this Collaboration-wide planning document detailing the critical activities
to be ready for analysis of LSST data at first light, http://lsst-desc.org/sites/default/files/DESC SRM V1.pdf,
November 2015.
B. Jain et al, “The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Parts: Optimizing the Joint Science Return from
LSST, Euclid and WFIRST”, White Paper, arXiv:1501.07897.
LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration, “Large Synoptic Survey Telescope: Dark Energy Science
Collaboration”, arXiv:1211.0310 (astro-ph).
NASA WFIRST Science Definition Team, “Wide-Field InfraRed Survey Telescope (WFIRST) Final Report”,
August 2012, arxiv:1208.4012 (astro-ph).
NASA WFIRST Science Definition Team, “Wide-Field InfraRed Survey Telescope (WFIRST) Interim
Report”, August 2011, arXiv:1108.1374 (astro-ph).
PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
* indicates paper first-authored by a graduate student under my supervision, in work we did in collaboration.
*J. Byun, N. Agarwal, R. Bean, R. Holman, “Looking for non-Gaussianity in all the right places: A new
basis for non-separable bispectra”, Phys. Rev. D 91, 123518 (2015), arXiv:1504.01394.
*E. Mueller, F. De Bernardis, R. Bean and M. Niemack, “ Constraints on massive neutrinos from the
pairwise kinematic Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect”, Phys. Rev. D 92, 063501 (2015), arXiv:1412.0592.
*J. Byun and R. Bean, “Non-Gaussian Shape Discrimination with Spectroscopic Galaxy Surveys”, Journal
of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 03 (2015), DOI:10.1088/1475-7516/2015/03/019, arXiv:
1409.5440
*E. Mueller, F. De Bernardis, R. Bean and M. Niemack, “Constraints on gravity and dark energy from the
pairwise kinematic Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect ”, ApJ, Volume 808, Number 1 , arXiv:1408.6248.
D. Huterer, et. al., “Growth of Cosmic Structure: Probing Dark Energy Beyond Expansion” , Astroparticle
Physics, Volume 63, 15 March 2015, Pages 23-41, arXiv:1309.5385
*J. Byun and R. Bean, “Non-Gaussian Shape Recognition”, Journal of Cosmology and Astrophysics
(JCAP) 1309 (2013) 026 DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2013/09/026, arxiv:1303:3050 (astro-ph).
*E. Mueller, R. Bean, S. Watson, “Cosmological Implications of the Effective Field Theory of Cosmic
Acceleration”, arxiv:1209.2706 (astro-ph), Phys. Rev. D. 87 083504.
D. Kirk, I. Laszlo, S. Bridle, R. Bean, “Optimising cosmic shear surveys to measure modifications to gravity
on cosmic scales , arXiv:1109.4536 (astro-ph), MNRAS 2013; doi: 10.1093/mnras/sts571.
*I. Laszlo, R. Bean, D. Kirk, S. Bridle“Disentangling dark energy and cosmic tests of gravity from weak
lensing systematics ”, arXiv:1109.4535 (astro-ph), MNRAS, Volume 423, Issue 2, pages 17501765, 2012.
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PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS continued
*N. Agarwal, R. Bean, L. McAllister, G. Xu, “Universality in D-brane Inflation”, arXiv: 1103.2775
(astro-ph), JCAP 1109, 002 (2011).
*N. Agarwal, R. Bean, J. Khoury, M. Trodden, “Screening bulk curvature in the presence of large brane
tension” , arXiv:1102.5091 (hep-th), Phys.Rev.D 83, 124004 (2011).
R. Bean and M. Tangmatitham, “Current constraints on the cosmic growth history”, Phys. Rev. D 81,
083534 (2010), arxiv:1002.4197 (astro-ph).
*N. Agarwal, R. Bean, J. Khoury, M. Trodden, “Cascading Cosmology”, Phys. Rev. D 81, 084020 (2010),
arXiv:0912.3798 (hep-th).
F. De Bernardis, R. Bean, S. Galli, A. Melchiorri, J. Silk, L. Verde, “Delayed Recombination and Standard
Rulers”, Phys. Rev. D. 78 063532 (2009), arxiv:0812.3557 (astro-ph).
*N. Agarwal and R. Bean, “Cosmological constraints on general, single field inflation”, Phys. Rev. D 79
023503 (2009), arxiv:0809.2798 (astro-ph).
R. Bean, E. Flanagan, I. Laszlo and M. Trodden, “Constraining Interactions in Cosmology’s Dark Sector”,
Phys. Rev. D 78, 123514 (2008), arxiv:0808.1105 (astro-ph).
S. Galli, R. Bean, A. Melchiorri and J. Silk, “Delayed Recombination and Cosmic Parameters”, Phys. Rev.
D. 78 063532 (2008), arxiv:0807.1420 (astro-ph).
R. Bean, X. Chen, G. Hailu, S.-H. H. Tye and J. Xu, “Duality Cascade in Brane Inflation” , JCAP 03 (2008)
026, arxiv:0802.0491 (hep-th).
R. Bean, D. J. H. Chung and G. Geshnizjani, “Reconstructing a general inflationary action”, Phys. Rev. D
78 023517 (2008) , arxiv:0801.0742 (astro-ph).
R. Bean, X. Chen, H. V. Peiris and J. Xu, “Comparing Infrared Dirac-Born-Infeld Brane Inflation to
Observations”, Phys. Rev. D 77 (2008) 023527, arXiv:0710.1812 (hep-th)
R. Bean, E. Flanagan and M. Trodden, “Adiabatic instability in coupled dark energy-dark matter models” ,
Phys. Rev. D 78, 023009 (2008) , arXiv:0709.1128 (astro-ph) .
R. Bean, E. Flanagan and M. Trodden, “The Adiabatic Instability on Cosmology’s Dark Side”, New J. Phys.
10 (2008) 033006, arXiv:0709.1124 (astro-ph).
*I. Laszlo and R. Bean, “Nonlinear growth in modified gravity theories of dark energy”, Phys. Rev. D. 77
(2008) 024048 arXiv:0709.0307 (astro-ph).
*N. Agarwal and R. Bean, “The dynamical viability of scalar-tensor theories with a general coupling”,
Class. Quantum Grav. 25 (2008) 165001, arxiv:0708.3967 (astro-ph).
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PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS continued
P. Zhang, M. Liguori, R. Bean, S. Dodelson, “A discriminating probe of gravity at cosmological scales”,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 141302 (2007), arxiv:0704.1932 (astro-ph).
R. Bean, S. E. Shandera, H. R. H. Tye, J. Xu, “Comparing Brane Inflation to WMAP”, JCAP 05 (2007) 004,
arxiv: hep-th/0702107.
R. Bean, A. Melchiorri, J. Silk, “Cosmological constraints in the presence of ionizing and resonance
radiation at recombination”, Phys. Rev. D 75 (2007) 063505, arxiv: astro-ph/0701224.
R. Bean, D. Bernat, L. Pogosian, A. Silvestri, M. Trodden, “Dynamics of linear perturbations in f(R)
gravity”, Phys. Rev. D 75 (2007) 064020, arxiv: astro-ph/0611321.
A. De La Macorra, A. Melchiorri, P. Serra, R. Bean , “The impact of neutrino masses on the determination
of dark energy properties”, Astroparticle Physics 27 (2007) 406-410, arxiv: astro-ph/0608351.
R. Bean, J. Dunkley, E. Pierpaoli, “Constraining isocurvature initial conditions with WMAP three-year
data”, Phys. Rev. D 74, (2006) 063503 , arxiv: astro-ph/0606685.
N. Jarosik et. al. “Three-year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) observations: beam
profiles, data processing, radiometer characterization and systematic error limits”,
Astrophys.J.Suppl.170:263, 2007, arxiv:astro-ph/0603452.
G. Hinshaw et. al., “Three-year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) observations:
temperature analysis”, Astrophys.J.Suppl.170:288, 2007, arxiv:astro-ph/0603451.
L. Page et. al., “Three year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) observations: polarization
analysis”, Astrophys.J.Suppl.170:335, 2007, arxiv:astro-ph/0603450.
D. N. Spergel, R. Bean, O. Doré, M. R. Nolta, et. al. “Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP)
Three Year Results: Implications for Cosmology”, Astrophys.J.Suppl.170:377, 2007,
arxiv:astro-ph/0603449.
M. R. Francis, R. Bean and A. Kosowsky, “Impact of Systematic Errors in Sunyaev-Zel’dovich Surveys of
Galaxy Clusters”, JCAP 12 (2005) 001, arxiv:astro-ph/0511161.
G. Rocha, R. Trotta, C.J.A.P. Martins, A. Melchiorri, P.P. Avelino, R. Bean, P.T.P. Viana,“Measuring alpha
in the early universe: CMB polarization, reionization and the Fisher matrix analysis”, MNRAS 352, vol. 1
(2004) 20, arxiv:astro-ph/0309211.
R. Bean and O. Doré, “Probing dark energy perturbations: the dark energy equation of state and speed of
sound as measured by WMAP” , Phys. Rev. D 69 (2004) 083503 , arxiv:astro-ph/0307100.
R. Bean, A. Melchiorri and J. Silk, “Recombining WMAP: constraints on ionizing and resonance
radiationat recombination.”, Phys.Rev. D 68, (2003) 083501, arxiv:astro-ph/0306357
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PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS continued
R. Bean and O. Doré, “Are Chaplygin gases serious contenders to the dark energy throne?”, Phys. Rev. D
68, (2003) 023515 , arxiv:astro-ph/0301308.
R. Bean and J. Magueijo, “Could supermassive black holes be quintessential primordial black holes?”,
Phys. Rev. D, 66 (2002) 063505 , arxiv:astro-ph/0204486. C.J.A.P. Martins, A. Melchiorri, R. Trotta, R.
Bean, G. Rocha, P.P. Avelino and P.T.P. Viana, “Measuring alpha in the early universe: CMB temperature,
large-scale structure, and Fisher matrix analysis ”, Phys. Rev. D 66, (2002) 023505,
arxiv:astro-ph/0203149.
R. Bean, S. H. Hansen and A. Melchiorri, “Constraining the dark universe”, Nucl. Phys. Proc. Suppl. 110,
(2002) 167, arxiv:astro-ph/0201127.
R. Bean and A. Melchiorri, “Current constraints on the dark energy equation of state”, Phys. Rev. D 65,
(2002) 041302 , arxiv:astro-ph/0110472.
R. Bean, “Perturbation evolution with a non-minimally coupled scalar field” , Phys. Rev. D. 64, (2001)
123516, arxiv:astro-ph/0104464.
R. Bean, S. H. Hansen and A. Melchiorri, “Early-universe constraints on a primordial scaling field”, Phys.
Rev. D 64 (2001) 103508, arxiv:astro-ph/0104162.
R. Bean and J. Magueijo, “Dilaton-derived quintessence scenario leading naturally to the late-time
acceleration of the universe”, Phys. Lett. B 517 (2001) 177, arxiv:astro-ph/0007199.
CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND PUBLISHED LECTURE NOTES
R. Bean “ Constraints on gravity on cosmic scales with upcoming large-scale structure surveys”,
Proceedings of the Royal Society Discussion Meeting, “Introduction: A new golden age: testing general
relativity with cosmology”, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A December 28, 2011 369 (1957) 4976-4984.
R. Bean, “TASI Lectures on Cosmic Acceleration”, Lectures from the 2009 Theoretical Advanced Study
Institute at Univ. of Colorado, Boulder CO, to be published by World Scientific (2010), arxiv:1003.4468
R. Bean, S. Carroll and M. Trodden, “Insights into Dark Energy: Interplay Between Theory and
Observation”, White paper submitted to the NASA Dark Energy Task Force, arxiv:astro-ph/0510059.
R. Bean, “Primordial initial condition constraints from WMAP”, Cosmic Frontiers Conference, Durham,
July 2006, Astronomical Society of The Pacific Conference Series, Volume 379, p. 3-7.
R. Bean,“Cosmological implications of the WMAP Cosmic Microwave Background Data”, SUSY ’06,
Irvine, June 2006, American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings, Volume 903, p. 91-96.
R. Bean, “Cosmology from 3 years of WMAP data”, Proceedings of the Fundamental Physics With The
CMB Workshop, March 2006, New Astronomy Reviews, Volume 50, Issue 11-12, p. 850-853.
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CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND PUBLISHED LECTURE NOTES continued
R. Bean, “Probing for dark energy perturbations using the CMB and Large Scale Structure”, Mitchell
Symposium on Observational Cosmology, Texas A&M University, Texas, April 2004, AIP Conference
Proceedings, Volume 743. New York: American Institute of Physics, 2004, p. 88-95.
R. Bean, O. Doré, “Can we hope to detect dark energy perturbations?”, NOAO workshop on “Observing
Dark Energy”, Tuscon, Arizona, March 2004, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2005, p. 203.
R. Bean and O. Doré, “Dark energy alternatives and their speed of sound”, Where Cosmology and
Fundamental Physics Meet, Marseille, France, June 23-26 2003, Frontier Group, p. 208-213.
R. Bean and O. Doré,“Alternative dark energies with atypical speeds of sound” , CMBNET II, Science and
Parameter Extraction, Oxford, U.K., February 20-21 2003, New Astronomy Reviews, Volume 47, Issue
8-10, p. 747-753.
R. Bean , A. Melchiorri and S.H. Hansen, “Reining in dark energy theories” XIIIèmes, Rencontres de Blois,
Frontiers of the Universe, Château de Blois, France, June 17-23 2001.
R. Bean, “Structure formation from coupled quintessence”, PASCOS 2001, 8th International Symposium on
Particles, Strings and Cosmology, Univ. of North Carolina, April 10-15 2001, Rinton Press, 2001, p.377.
R. Bean, J. Magueijo and J. Barrow, “Is the universe’s acceleration eternal?”, 9th Marcel Grossmann
Meeting, Rome, Italy, June 2000, World Scientific, p. 2031-2040.
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