An active member of the international POLARBEAR, Simons Observatory, and CMB-S4 collaborations, Dr. Barron is passionate about cosmology and instrumentation. Her current research focuses on precision measurements of the cosmic microwave background (CMB), including building instruments to study the faint pattern known as B-mode polarization. Detailed characterization of the CMB will further our understanding of the components of the universe and its large-scale structure.


Darcy Barron is an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico. Prior to joining the department at UNM, Dr. Barron was a National Science Foundation Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow and Charles H. Townes Postdoctoral Fellow at the Space Sciences Lab at University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Barron received her PhD in Physics from the University of California, San Diego in 2015, advised by Prof. Brian Keating.