Kris Pardo


Research | CV | About Me


My research focuses on testing theories of dark matter and dark energy. Together, dark matter and dark energy make up over 95% of the Universe; however we still don’t know their true natures. Astrophysical and cosmological observations are so far the only places we have observed either of these phenomena, and they remain the best places to test for their different properties.

I like to think about novel ways of testing theories for dark matter and dark energy. From using the gravitational wave event, GW170817, to place limits on dark energy theories with extra dimensions to using galaxy warps to place limits on self-interacting dark matter, my work has been pretty broad.

Most recently, I have also become interested in the gravitational waves from supermassive black hole binaries and how we can observe them using photometric surveys.

You can see all of my publications here: ADS.