Mark Halpern Cosmologist
Mark Halpern’s experimental cosmology research focuses on measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background, the thermal radiation from the hot plasma which filled the universe for its first few hundred thousand years. His research group at UBC is also involved in a number of different efforts to understand the history of galaxy and star formation in the early Universe through the properties and distribution of galaxies at light redshift.
Halpern’s research group is also involved in efforts to build two new instruments to facilitate measurement of the unvierse at high redshift: the Balloon Borne Large Aperature Submillimetre Telescope (BLAST), an instrument designed to search for wavelengths emitted by distant galaxies but currently blocked by our atmosphere, and SCUBA2, a revolutionary camera being built for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope.
Awards Gruber Cosmology Prize, 2012.
C. L. Bennett et al, "The microwave anisotropy probe mission," Astrophys. J., vol. 583, no. 1, 2003.
Senior Fellow Cosmology & Gravity
University of British ColumbiaDepartment of Physics & Astronomy
PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.Sc. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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