W. Linda Xu

weishuangxu [at] physics.harvard.edu

Research

I'm currently working with Prof. Cora Dvorkin on constraining Dark Matter-Baryon Scattering and with Prof. Lisa Randall on partially interacting dark matter in the context of dwarf spheroidal galaxies.

Previous Projects

I have previously worked with Prof. Dvorkin on the effects of isocurvature perturbations on the BAO. My undergraduate thesis project was advised by Prof. Anna Frebel on the kinematic and chemical properties of metal-poor Milky Way stars. Before that, I worked with Prof. Dennis Clougherty on ultra-cold graphene interactions, and with Prof. Paul Schechter on second-order weak lensing.

Teaching

In the Spring of 2017 I will be a Teaching Fellow for Harvard's AP50, a hands-on project based approach to foundational physics.

In the summer of 2015 I served as a teaching assistant for the Summer Science Program, a nonprofit for high school students oriented towards astronomy.