David Kwak

University of Wisconsin Madison'23

I am an undergraduate student from South Korea, studying astronomy, math, and physics. I joined the group in the spring of 2020. I am working on the electromagnetic simulation of Tianlai dish array, particularly the cross-coupling effect due to the reradiation from electric dipoles at the antennae, to understand and calibrate for the noise due to such a mechanism. We think this is crucial for the Hydrogen intensity mapping experiments to reach the proposed cosmological goals. Besides my work in the group, I am also working under Prof. Levchenko on problems in condensed matter theory and planning a senior thesis under Prof. Hashimoto on some topics of mathematical physics. Outside of my current research, I am interested in theoretical high energy physics and cosmology, and gravitational waves.

I am a big fan or sports, namely baseball and volleyball. I also love reading, playing the guitar, and cooking. I worked for Badgerloop, an engineering club at UW participating in SPACEX’s annual hyperloop competition during my freshman year.