Carnegie Mellon University
February 25, 2015

Prof. Raphael Flauger Wins Sloan Research Fellowship

Raphael FlaugerRaphael Flauger has been named a recipient of a 2015 Sloan Research Fellowship.  He is among 126 early-career scientists and scholars from 57 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada who will receive $50,000 to further their research.

“Over the years, the Sloan Research Fellowships have become some of the most sought-after fellowships available to early-career scholars,” said Daniel L. Goroff, vice president at the Sloan Foundation and director of the Sloan Research Fellowship program. “Becoming a Sloan Research Fellow means joining a long and distinguished tradition of scientific explorers who have gone on to make the most meaningful and significant discoveries.”

Flauger, an assistant professor in the Physics Department and member of the McWilliams Center for Cosmology, studies phenomenological questions in cosmology and particle physics, and formal questions in field theory, string theory and quantum gravity. Flauger is best known for using data from the Planck satellite to question the gravitational wave findings of the BICEP2 project. Prior to joining the CMU faculty in 2014, Flauger completed post-doctoral research at the Institute for Advanced Study, New York University and Yale University.


By: Jocelyn Duffy,, 412-268-9982