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Gary Hinshaw Astrophysicist

Gary Hinshaw’s work at UBC focuses on the building of two new radio observatories to explore the large scale properties of the Universe: its origin, evolution and ultimate fate.

Hinshaw was an astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center for two decades. He has 15 years of experience in cosmic microwave background (CMB) satellite data analysis with the COBE-DMR and WMAP missions. Hinshaw also served as Data Analysis Lead for NASA’s Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, and as director of the Legacy Archive for Microwave Background Data Analysis (LAMBDA), which provides CMB data to the scientific community.


Goddard John C Lindsay Memorial Award, 2006.

Goddard Space Science Achievement Award, 2004.

Relevant Publications

C.L. Bennett et al, "The microwave anisotropy probe mission," Astrophys. J. vol. 583, no. 1, pp. 1, 2006.



Senior Fellow Gravity & the Extreme Universe


University of British ColumbiaDepartment of Physics & Astronomy


PhD (Physics) Harvard University

B.Sc. (Physics) University of California at Berkeley



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