Suzanne Staggs received her PhD in physics from Princeton University in 1993, and her B.A. in physics from Rice University in 1987. After two years as a Hubble Fellow at the University of Chicago, she joined the faculty at Princeton, where she is currently the Henry deWolf Smyth Professor of Physics.
She is currently on the AAAC, a fellow of the APS, and the PI of Advanced ACTPol. Her research focus is the experimental study of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation, including precise measurements of its electromagnetic spectrum and thus its blackbody temperature, and exploration of its polarization properties and fine-scale angular anisotropies. Her present CMB work focuses on searching for the signature in the CMB polarization of gravity waves from an inflationary epoch in the primordial universe, and in using the CMB as a backlight to probe the growth of gravitationally-bound structures in the last thirteen billion years. This growth depends on such fundamental quantities as the nature of dark energy, and the mass of the neutrino.