Alumni: Christopher Sheehy, 2013
Goldhaber Fellow, Brookhaven National Lab
I am a member of the BNL observational cosmology group where I develop instrumentation and data analysis techniques for 21-cm and Cosmic Microwave Background polarization surveys. Most currently, I am leading the BMX experiment, a small prototype 21-cm array we are using to develop DOE expertise in the techniques necessary to carry out a possible future 21-cm dark energy survey. I am also analyzing existing CMB data sets to place upper limits on the allowable complexity of polarized galactic dust foregrounds, the understanding of which is crucial to the inflationary B-mode science component of CMB Stage-IV.
University Of Chicago' Class Of 2013
Ph.D. Thesis: "Progress towards a detection of inflationary B-modes with the BICEP2 and KECK array polarimeters"