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 BICEP3 and BICEP Array 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 the Local Group.


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 investigated 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.

© Marion Dierickx