Publications in chronological order


Higher N-point function data analysis techniques for heavy particle production and WMAP results*

Moritz Münchmeyer, Kendrick M. Smith, arXiv:1910.00596, submitted to PRD

CMB-S4 Science Case, Reference Design, and Project Plan

S4 collaboration, arXiv:1907.04473

Co-authored ASTRO 2020 white papers

  • CMB-S4 Decadal Survey APC White Paper, Abazajian et al., arxiv:1908.01062
  • Research and Development for HI Intensity Mapping, Ahmed et al., arxiv:1907.13090
  • Packed Ultra-wideband Mapping Array (PUMA): A Radio Telescope for Cosmology and Transients, arxiv:1907.12559
  • The Simons Observatory: Astro2020 Decadal Project Whitepaper, Bandura et al., arXiv:1907.08284
  • Science from an Ultra-Deep, High-Resolution Millimeter-Wave Survey, Sehgal et. al., arxiv: 1903.03263
  • Spectral Distortions of the CMB as a Probe of Inflation, Recombination, Structure Formation and Particle Physics, Chluba et al., arXiv:1903.04218
  • CMB-HD: An Ultra-Deep, High-Resolution Millimeter-Wave Survey Over Half the Sky, Sehgal et. al., arXiv:1903.04218

Fast Wiener filtering of CMB maps with Neural Networks*

Moritz Münchmeyer, Kendrick M. Smith, arxiv: 1905.05846, accepted to NeurIPS 2019 (the leading AI conference) workshop “Machine Learning and the Physical Sciences”

Planck 2018 results. IX. Constraints on primordial non-Gaussianity

Planck collaboration, arxiv: 1905.05697


Transverse Velocities with the Moving Lens Effect

Selim C. Hotinli, Joel Meyers, Neal Dalal, Andrew H. Jaffe, Matthew C. Johnson, James B. Mertens, Moritz Münchmeyer, Kendrick M. Smith, Alexander van Engelen

arxiv: 1812.03167, Phys. Rev. Lett., no 123, 061301

Constraining local non-Gaussianities with kSZ tomography*

Moritz Münchmeyer, Mathew S. Madhavacheril, Simone Ferraro, Matthew C. Johnson, Kendrick M. Smith, arxiv: 1810.13424, Phys.Rev. D100 (2019) no.8, 083508, PRD editor’s suggestion

KSZ tomography and the bispectrum

Kendrick M. Smith, Mathew S. Madhavacheril, Moritz Münchmeyer, Simone Ferraro, Utkarsh Giri, Matthew C. Johnson, arxiv: 1810.13423, accepted by PRD

Primordial gravitational wave phenomenology with polarized Sunyaev Zel’dovich Tomography

Anne-Sylvie Deutsch, Emanuela Dimastrogiovanni, Matteo Fasiello, Matthew C. Johnson, Moritz Münchmeyer, arxiv:1810.09463, accepted by PRD

The Simons Observatory: Science goals and forecasts

Simons Observatory Collaboration, JCAP 1902 (2019) 056, arxiv:1808.07445

Cosmic Visions Dark Energy: Inflation and Early Dark Energy with a Stage-II Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment, Cosmic Visions  21 cm  Collaboration

Cosmic Visions 21 cm Collaboration, Arxiv: 1810.09572

Planck 2018 results. X. Constraints on inflation

Planck collaboration, arxiv: 1807.06211

Planck 2018 results. I. Overview and the cosmological legacy of Planck

Planck collaboration, arxiv: 1807.06205


Reconstruction of the remote dipole and quadrupole fields from the kinetic Sunyaev Zel’dovich and polarized Sunyaev Zel’dovich effects*

Anne-Sylvie Deutsch, Emanuela Dimastrogiovanni, Matthew C. Johnson, Moritz Münchmeyer, Alexandra Terrana, Phys.Rev. D98 (2018) no.12, 123501

Polarized Sunyaev Zel’dovich tomography

Anne-Sylvie Deutsch, Matthew C. Johnson, Moritz Münchmeyer, Alexandra Terrana, JCAP 1804 (2018) no.04, 034

Prospects for Cosmological Collider Physics*

P. Daniel Meerburg, Moritz Münchmeyer, Julian B. Muñoz, Xingang Chen, JCAP 1703 (2017) no.03, 050


The Future of Primordial Features with 21 cm Tomography

Xingang Chen, P. Daniel Meerburg, Moritz Münchmeyer

JCAP 1609 (2016) no.09, 023

Planck 2015 results XVII. Constraints on primordial non-Gaussianity 

Planck collaboration, Astron.Astrophys. 594 (2016) A17

Planck 2015 results. XX. Constraints on inflation

Planck collaboration, Astron.Astrophys. 594 (2016) A20

Joint resonant CMB power spectrum and bispectrum estimation*

P. Daniel Meerburg, Moritz Münchmeyer, Benjamin Wandelt, Phys.Rev. D93 (2016) no.4, 043536

2014 & 2015

Optimal CMB estimators for bispectra from excited states*

P. Daniel Meerburg, Moritz Münchmeyer

Phys. Rev. D 92, 063527, September 2015

Optimal estimator for resonance bispectra in the CMB*

Moritz Münchmeyer, P. Daniel Meerburg, and Benjamin D. Wandelt, Phys. Rev. D 91, 043534, February 2015

The Komatsu Spergel Wandelt estimator for oscillations in the cosmic microwave background bispectrum*

M. Münchmeyer, F. Bouchet, M. Jackson, B. Wandelt

A&A Volume 570, October 2014 

2013 and before (PhD time)

Constraints on the origin of cosmic rays above 10^18  eV from large scale anisotropy searches in data of the Pierre Auger observatory

ApJ Letters 762 (2013) 13

The effect of the geomagnetic field on cosmic ray energy estimates and large scale anisotropy searches on data from the Pierre Auger Observatory

JCAP 11 (2011) 022

Search for First Harmonic Modulation in the Right Ascension Distribution of Cosmic Rays Detected at the Pierre Auger Observatory

Astropart. Phys. 34 (2011), 627-639

Large-scale distribution of arrival directions of cosmic rays detected above 10^18 eV at the Pierre Auger Observatory

ApJ Supplement 203 (2012) 34

As a member of the Pierre Auger Collaboration I have also co-authored about 50 collaboration papers to which I have not contributed significantly.

Presentations at conferences and seminars

The future of astronomy, center for astrophysics launch event, University of Waterloo, 04.10.2019, talk, “Machine learning in cosmology”

Cosmological frontiers in fundamental physics, conference, Perimeter Institute, 3.9.2019, talk, “kSZ tomography and its applications to cosmology”

“Machine learning in CMB physics”, series of seminars I gave in 2019


  • Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, 2.7.2019
  • CITA Toronto, 15.7.2019

CosmoGold 2019 (IAP), conference, 27.06.2019, talk: “Machine learning in CMB physics”

Gordon Research Conference String Theory and Cosmology, conference, 17.06.2019, talk: “Machine learning in CMB physics”

AICosmos 2019, conference, 11.06.2019, talk: “Wiener Filtering with Neural Networks and its applications”

The CMB in HD, workshop at Simons Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA), 15.12.2018, talk: “Sample variance cancellation with CMB and lensing”

Simons Origins of the Universe Meeting, IAS Princeton, 25.09.2018, talk: “Measuring fnl with kSZ velocity measurements”

The Nonlinear Universe 2018 workshop, organized by BCCP Berkeley and IAS Princeton, 18.06.2018, talk: “kSZ tomography for fnl and other parameters”

“kSZ tomography and its applications to cosmology”, series of seminars I gave in 2018


  • Simons Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA), 14.06.2018
  • Cambridge University, 08.05.2018
  • Imperial College London, 04.05.2018
  • CITA Toronto, 13.04.2018

Simons Initiative Origin of the Universe Workshop, Stanford University, 8.12.2017, talk: “Large-N-point functions in the CMB”

“UV signatures in cosmological data”, series of seminars I gave in 2016


  • Stanford University (12.05.2016),
  • Berkeley University, BCCP (17.05.2016),
  • Perimeter Institute (25.10.2016)

“Oscillations in the CMB bispectrum, theory and data analysis”, series of seminars I gave in 2015


  • CITA Toronto (23.09.2015),
  • Princeton University (28.09.2015),
  • KICP Chicago (02.10.2015),
  • Perimeter Institute (06.10.2015),
  • Johns Hopkins University (12.10.2015)

Cosmo 15 conference, Warsaw, Sep 09. 2015, talk on behalf of the Planck collaboration: “Oscillations in the CMB bispectrum”

The primordial universe after Planck conference, Institute d’Astrophysique de Paris (IAP),

Dec 15. 2014, talk on behalf of the Planck collaboration: “Oscillations in the CMB bispectrum”

32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2011), Beijing, poster and proceedings, Influence of geomagnetic effects on large-scale anisotropy searches