Amy N. Bender

Physicist in the High Energy Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory
CASE Scientist in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago

I'm an experimental cosmologist who builds instruments to measure the cosmic microwave background and explore the evolution of the universe.

Research Projects: Past & Present

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SPT-3G is a millimeter-wavelength receiver currently observing until 2023 on the South Pole Telescope.


CMB-S4 will be the ultimate ground-based cosmic microwave background experiment with over 500,000 superconducting detectors installed on telescopes both at the South Pole and in Chile. It will start taking data in the late 2020s.

Readout of Superconducting Detectors


It was decommissioned in late 2016.


APEX-SZ was decomissioned in 2010.

Group & Alumni

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Recent Publications

    Beyond the Lab

    Under Construction

    Links and Other Information


    • Address

      Argonne National Laboratory
      9700 S. Cass Avenue
      Bldg. 360
      Lemont, IL 60439
      United States
    • Email

      abender [at]