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Here is a list of the projects I am working on

Cosmic Microwave Backgound and foreground experiments

ESA's Planck observatory is the third space mission of its kind. Launched in May 2009, It is measuring tiny fluctuations in the CMB with unprecedented accuracy.

Balloon borne version of Planck-HFI which has been flown several times from 1999 to 2002.

The Q-U-I JOint TEnerife experiment aims to observe the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background on large angular scales (around 1 degree) at a number of frequencies between 11 and 30 GHz.

Ground based bolometric interferometer to measure the B modes of the polarised CMB Fluctuations

COrE logoCOrE (Cosmic Origin Explorer)
Medium Class space mission proposed to ESA.


Galactic and Extra-galactic experiments

Clover_logeHerschel - SPIRE
ESA space mission: 3.5m telescope with three instruments (HIFI, PACS and SPIRE). It is the only space observatory to cover a spectral range from the far infrared to sub-millimetre.

Ground based camera (200, 350 and 450 microns) for the APEX telescope led by CEA-Saclay (Fr).

Ground based submillimeter spectrometer for the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO)


Other projects

Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope being built in China. We are part of the collaboration developing its first receivers.


Background picture: The large Mangellanic Cloud- The Hubble Heritage - NASA/ESA
    Last updated: 10 May 2013
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