Matt Dobbs



  • Senior Fellow
  • Gravity & the Extreme Universe


  • McGill University
department of physics


  • Canada


PhD (Experimental Particle Physics), University of Victoria


Matt Dobbs is a physicist whose research aims to improve our fundamental understanding of the universe, including its origin, history and fate.

He is particularly interested in the early universe, where the laws of particle physics and cosmology intersect. His research group builds novel instrumentation and experiments to explore the early universe with millimetre wavelength observations of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation and radio observations of 21 cm hydrogen emission.


Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, 2015

Dunlap Award for Innovation in Astronomical Research Tools, 2014

Canadian Association of Physicists Herzberg Medal, 2014

Inaugural Canadian Astronomical Society Dunlap Award for Innovation in Astronomical Research Tools, 2014

Tomlinson Research Award, McGill University, 2011

Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 2010

Relevant Publications

Bleem, L.E. et al. "Galaxy Clusters Discovered via the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect in the 2500-square-degree SPT-SZ survey." Astrophys. J. Suppl. 216, no. 2 (January 2015).