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Sarah Shandera

Sarah Shandera

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  • Assistant Professor of Physics
303A Whitmore
Email: ses47 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu
Phone: (814) 863-9595


  1. Ph.D. Cornell University (2006)
  2. B.S. University of Arizona (2001)

Selected Publications

  1. LoVerde, Marilena, Elliot Nelson, and Sarah Shandera. "Non-Gaussian Mode Coupling and the Statistical Cosmological Principle." arXiv preprint arXiv:1303.3549 (2013).
  2. Shandera, Sarah, Adam Mantz, David Rapetti, and Steven W. Allen. "X-ray Cluster Constraints on Non-Gaussianity." arXiv preprint arXiv:1304.1216(2013).
  3. Agullo, Ivan, and Sarah Shandera. "Large non-Gaussian halo bias from single field inflation." Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 2012, no. 09 (2012): 007.
  4. Barnaby, Neil, and Sarah Shandera. "Feeding your inflaton: non-Gaussian signatures of interaction structure." Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 2012, no. 01 (2012): 034.
  5. Shandera, Sarah, Adrienne L. Erickcek, Pat Scott, and Jhon Yana Galarza. "Number Counts and Non-Gaussianity." arXiv preprint arXiv:1211.7361 (2012).
  6. Nelson, Elliot, and Sarah Shandera. "Statistical Naturalness and non-Gaussianity in a Finite Universe." arXiv preprint arXiv:1212.4550 (2012).
  7. Ghersi, José Tomás Gálvez, Ghazal Geshnizjani, Federico Piazza, and Sarah Shandera. "Eternal inflation and a thermodynamic treatment of Einstein's equations." Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 2011, no. 06 (2011): 005.
  8. Huterer, Dragan, Eiichiro Komatsu, and Sarah Shandera. "Testing the Gaussianity and Statistical Isotropy of the Universe." Advances in Astronomy2010 (2011).
  9. Shandera, Sarah. "Structure of correlation functions in single-field inflation."Physical Review D 79, no. 12 (2009): 123518.
  10. LoVerde, Marilena, Amber Miller, Sarah Shandera, and Licia Verde. "Effects of scale-dependent non-Gaussianity on cosmological structures." Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 2008, no. 04 (2008): 014.

Research Interests

Theory of the very early universe.