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Dr Bob Watson

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I am a PostDoc fellow at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester as part of the Planck post-launch support investigating sytematics and calibration of the LFI instrument on the Planck satellite.

I have worked with many CMB experiments starting with the Tenerife Experiment, then COSMOSOMAS and the Very Small Array (VSA). Currently sorting out various systematic effect for Planck LFI such as ADCs, calibration and absolute calibration via the orbital dipole.

Lastest escapade was with working in the Planck/Bicep2 collaboration bouncing data between Bicep2 and Planck formats and checking the Bicep2-Planck cross spectrum with the PureCl estimator.

E-mail: bob.watson AT