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Gensheng Wang


Gensheng is an experimentalist working in the Cosmic Frontier. His specialty is low temperature detectors and their applications (such as Dark Matter searches and precision Cosmic Microwave Background measurements).


Gensheng Wang is an Assistant Physicist at High Energy Physics division. His scientific interests are precision measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), Dark Matter (DM) particle searches, and Neutrino-Less Double Beta Decay (NLDBD) searches. He worked on CDMS and SPTpol before. Most recently, he is working on SPT-3G TES bolometric detector array for CMB and low-Tc TES detector for NLDBD.   Wang has expertise on cryogenic detectors that include semiconductor detector operated at low temperatures and superconducting detector for thermal or electromagnetic signals. These cryogenic detectors are for measurements of weak signals or for simultaneous measurements of multiple signals for background discrimination in rare event searches. Wang applies these most advanced detector technologies in the exploration of fundamental physics.  Before Wang started his career in astrophysics, he worked in several institutes on condensed matter physics and cryogenic engineering. 


  • 1999 – 2005, Case Western Reserve University, PhD in Physics. 
  • 1986 – 1989, Lanzhou University, MS in Physics.   
  • 1982 – 1986, Lanzhou University, BS in Physics.  


  • 2014 – Present, Assistant Physicist at Argonne National Laboratory.
  • 2011 – 2014, Assistant Physicist (term) at Argonne National Laboratory. 
  • 2007 – 2011, Senior Postdoctoral Appointee at Argonne National Laboratory. 
  • 2004 – 2007, Postdoctoral Scholar at California Institute of Technology. 
  • 1998 – 1999, Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University. 
  • 1989 – 1998, Engineer at Lanzhou Institute of Physics.