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Overview of my research
General research
I am part of the Radioastronomy Technology Group in the School of Physics and Astronomy / JBCA of the University of Manchester.

I have been working for more than 18 years in the field of Far-Infrared - Submillimetre - Millimetre Astrophysics. This spectral domain covers typical astronomical interests such as study of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) and its associated foregrounds, high-redshift galaxies, the interstellar medium and star formation.
While I have done some theoretical works during my PhD (model of starburst galaxy spectra - SED), my main expertise is based on the development of instrumentation for ground based, balloon and space borne astronomical experiments. Most of those instruments are using cooled (0.3 – 0.1 Kelvin) bolometric detectors. I have specialised in the development of quasi-optical and Radio-Frequency components to build photometers, spectrometers and polarimeters that will be used in conjunction with bolometers.

Some of the projects I am working on:

  • Planck-HFI: ESA space mission launched in 2009. CMB polarisation.
  • QUBIC: Bolometric interferometer to be located at the Dome C - Concordia station in Antarctica.
  • FAST: Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope being built in China.
See the full list in the Projects section.




    Last updated: 20 September 2009
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The University of Manchester School of Physics & Astronomy Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
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