Macarena Alejandra Lagos Urbina

Macarena Alejandra Lagos Urbina

Research Interest

Macarena did her PhD in the UK, at Imperial College London and Oxford University. After that she became a Kavli fellow at the University of Chicago, and then joined Columbia as a theoretical cosmology fellow.

My research focuses on understanding the origin and evolution of our Universe and its constituents, as well as the behavior of gravity in the extreme low and high-energy regimes. In particular, I work on tackling open fundamental topics such as the nature of dark matter and dark energy, the initial conditions of our Universe, and the physics of black holes.

I learned to play the Ukulele during the pandemic.