Zachary Weiner

  • Program Year: 4
  • Academic Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Field of Study: Cosmology, High Energy
  • Academic Advisor: Peter Adshead
  • Practicum(s):
    Argonne National Laboratory (2018)
  • Degree(s):
    B.A. Physics, and B.A. Mathematics, Kenyon College, 2016


9) Z. J. Weiner, P. Adshead, and J. T. Giblin, "Constraining early dark energy with gravitational waves before recombination," arXiv:2008.01732 [astro-ph.CO]

8) A. V. Tkachenko, S. Maslov, A. Elbanna, G. Wong, Z. Weiner, and N. Goldenfeld, "Persistent heterogeneity not short-term overdispersion determines herd immunity to COVID-19," medRxiv (2020)

7) G. N. Wong, Z. J. Weiner, A. V. Tkachenko, A. Elbanna, S. Maslov, and N. Goldenfeld, "Modeling COVID-19 dynamics in Illinois under non-pharmaceutical interventions," arXiv:2006.02036 [q-bio.PE]

6) P. Adshead, L. Pearce, J. Shelton, and Z. J. Weiner, “Stochastic evolution of scalar fields with continuous symmetries during inflation," arXiv:2002.07201 [hep-ph]

5) P. Adshead, J. T. Giblin, M. Pieroni, and Z. J. Weiner, "Constraining axion inflation gravitational waves across 29 decades in frequency," Phys. Rev. Lett. 124 (2020) 171301, arXiv:1909.12843 [astro-ph.CO]

4) P. Adshead, J. T. Giblin, M. Pieroni, and Z. J. Weiner, "Constraining axion inflation with gravitational waves from preheating," Phys. Rev. D101 (2020) 083534, arXiv:1909.12842 [astro-ph.CO]

3) P. Adshead, J. T. Giblin, and Z. J. Weiner, "Gravitational waves from gauge preheating," Phys. Rev. D98 (2018) 043525, arXiv:1805.04550 [astro-ph.CO]

2) M. A. Amin, J. Braden, E. J. Copeland, J. T. Giblin, C. Solorio, Z. J. Weiner, and S.-Y. Zhou, "Gravitational waves from asymmetric oscillon dynamics?," Phys. Rev. D98 (2018) 024040, arXiv:1803.08047 [astro-ph.CO]

1) P. Adshead, J. T. Giblin, and Z. J. Weiner, "Non-Abelian gauge preheating," Phys. Rev. D96 (2017) 123512, arXiv:1708.02944 [hep-ph]


APS LeRoy Apker Award Finalist (2016)
Phi Beta Kappa, Kenyon Chapter (2016)
Graduated summa cum laude, Kenyon College (2016)
Graduated with Highest Honors and Distinction in Physics, Kenyon College (2016)
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Honorable Mention (2016)
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention (2015)
Kenyon College Merit List (2012-2016)
Kenyon College Distinguished Academic Scholar (2012-2016)
National Merit Scholar (2012)