Katherine Freese. Foto: Alexis Brandeker
Katherine Freese. Foto: Alexis Brandeker

The National Academy of Sciences is the country's most prestigious scientific organization, and election to membership in the academy is one of the highest honors that can be accorded a scientist in the United States.

Katherine Freese works on a wide range of topics in theoretical cosmology and astroparticle physics. She has been working to identify the dark matter and dark energy that permeate the universe as well as to build a successful model for the early universe immediately after the Big Bang. She is author of a book “The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter”, published in June 2014 by Princeton University Press.