Welcome to the Figueroa Group's homepage! Our experimental cosmology and astrophysics laboratory is part of the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research and the MIT physics department. Our inter-disciplinary work takes us into the fields of particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology, solid-state and low-temperature physics, and engineering of space flight hardware and large cryogenic systems.
We are currently developing cryogenic particle and photon
detectors for dark matter searches and X-ray astrophysics
applications. Our goal is to conceive, develop, and carry out
cutting-edge experiments to gain insights into the nature of