**California Institute of Technology**- 2005

Ph.D. - Physics

**California Institute of Technology** - 2005

B. A. - Physics

**Princeton University** - 2000

Certificate - Applied and Computational Mathematics

**Princeton University** - 2000

M. Kesden, Weak lensing of CMB temperature and polarization patterns: implications for large-scale structure, Proceedings of "CMB and Physics of the Early Universe" (CMB2006). 20-22 April 2006, Ischia, Italy. 2006 - **Publication**

M. Kesden and M. Kamionkowski, Galilean Equivalence for Galactic Dark Matter, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 131303 (2006). 2006 - **Publication**

M. Kesden, J. Gair, and M. Kamionkowski, Gravitational-wave signature of an inspiral into a supermassive horizonless object, Phys. Rev. D 71, 044015 (2005). 2005 - **Publication**

A. Cooray and M. Kesden, Weak lensing of the CMB: extraction of lensing information from the trispectrum, New Astronomy 8, 231 (2003). 2003 - **Publication**

M. Kesden, A. Cooray, and M. Kamionkowski, Lensing reconstruction with CMB temperature and polarization, Phys. Rev. D 67, 123507 (2003). 2003 - **Publication**

M. Kesden, M. Kamionkowski, and A. Cooray, Can Cosmic Shear Shed Light on Low Cosmic Microwave Background Multipoles?, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 221302 (2003). 2003 - **Publication**

M. Kesden, A. Cooray, and M. Kamionkowski, Weak lensing of the CMB: Cumulants of the probability distribution function, Phys. Rev. D 66, 123507 (2002). 2002 - **Publication**

T. Shutt, M. Kesden, S. Golwala, J. Emes, J. Hellmig, B. Sadoulet, and B. Young, Charge collection and electrode structures in ionization and phonon based dark matter detectors, LOW TEMPERATURE DETECTORS: Ninth International Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 605, pp. 513-516 (2002). 2002 - **Publication**

M. Kesden, M. Kamionkowski, and A. Cooray, Separation of Gravitational-Wave and Cosmic-Shear Contributions to Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 011304 (2002). 2002 - **Publication**

The study, Scaffolded Training Environment for Physics Programming (STEPP), will test a novel approach for teaching physics to high school students — computer-based learning programs that require no prior coding experience.

High Energy Astrophysics Division

Division of Astrophysics, Division of Gravitation, Texas Section