We use cosmic particles to look for beyond the Standard Model physics, in particular evidence of dark matter interactions. Our work focuses on opening sensitivity to unexplored cosmic signatures, with impact at the intersection of particle physics, astrophysics, and advanced instrumental techniques. Learn more about our physics here →

In addition to mentoring students in research, Professor Perez has a passion for science education and outreach, with a particular emphasis on developing evidence-based classroom practices to increase recruitment and retention of minoritized students. Learn more about STEM education here →


Please contact me at kerstin@astro.columbia.edu to discuss opportunities to join our group!

To help us make the Perez Lab website a positive place for everyone, we’ve been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone. The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We’ve chosen Level AA as the target for the Perez Lab website.

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