Professor, Dept. of Physics

CURRICULUM VITAE

Bio

Will Kinney is a professor in the Department of Physics at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, where he has been on faculty since 2003. Dr. Kinney received his Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University, and PhD from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has worked as a research associate at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the University of Florida, and Columbia University, and held visiting positions at Yale University, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, the University of Chicago, and the University of Valencia. Dr. Kinney's research focuses on the physics of the very early universe, including inflationary cosmology, the Cosmic Microwave Background, Dark Matter, and Dark Energy. He has authored more than sixty published research articles, and received the SUNY Chancellor's award for excellence in teaching in 2014.

Education

Ph.D. in Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder CO (1996)
B.A. in Physics, Princeton University, Princeton NJ (1986)

Publications

Employment

2014 - present: Professor, Department of Physics, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

2016: Visiting Faculty, Faculty of Physics, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

2011: Long-Term Visitor, Department of Astrophysics and Astronomy, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

2010: Visiting Faculty, Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, India

2009 - 2014: Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

2003 - 2009: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

2007: Long Term Visitor, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Ontario

2003: Visiting Faculty, Yale University Department of Physics, New Haven, CT

2000 - 2003: Research Scientist, Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory, Columbia University, New York, NY

1998 - 2000: HET postdoc, Dept. of Physics, University of Florida, Gainesville FL

1996 - 1998: Research associate, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia IL

Research Interests

Inflationary cosmology
Cosmic microwave background physics
Accelerating Universe
Dark matter / Dark Energy