I am a postdoctoral research Fellow in the Kovac Lab at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. My work currently focuses on optical instrumentation and field operations of the BICEP/Keck telescopes at the South Pole. Born and raised in France in a Belgian family, I currently live in Cambridge, MA. My PhD thesis focused on the dynamical modeling of galaxies in the Local Group. Since 2015 I have also been involved in the Breakthrough Starshot initiative, which aims to send nanocrafts to the Alpha Centauri stellar system.

CV and Publications

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A complete record of my publications can be found below.

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Hunting for Inflation

I am a member of the
BICEP/Keck Collaboration, looking for primordial gravitational waves with Cosmic Microwave Background observations from the South Pole.

Galactic Archaeology

For my PhD thesis I built simulations of galaxies in the Local Group, seeking to understand the history and structure of the Milky Way and its neighbors.

Going Interstellar

With Breakthrough Starshot, I am investigating novel ways to bridge interstellar distances during our lifetimes.


Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden St, MS-42
Cambridge MA02138

I can be reached by email at mdierickx at cfa.harvard.edu.

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