Matt Dobbs Physicist
Matt Dobbs’ 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 millimeter wavelength observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation and radio observations of 21cm hydrogen emission.
Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, 2015.
Dunlap Award for Innovation in Astronomical Research Tools, 2014.
The Canadian Association of Physicists Herzberg Medal for "Leadership in project design, detector/readout development and data analysis which underpins a new generation of cosmology telescopes of unprecedented reach and precision.'', 2014.
Inaugural Canadian Astronomical Society Dunlap Award for Innovation in Astronomical Research Tools for the “design and end-to-end implementation of multiplexed TES readout systems for the South Pole Telescope, PolarBEAR, EBEX and other telescopes have contributed directly to groundbreaking advances in CMB research, including galaxy cluster surveys with the Sunyaev Zel’dovich effect and ultra-deep measurements of CMB polarization.'', 2014.
Tomlinson Research Award, McGill University, 2011.
Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 2010.
L.E. Bleem et al, "Galaxy Clusters Discovered via the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect in the 2500-square-degree SPT-SZ survey," Astrophys. J. Suppl. vol. 216, no. 2, pp. 0067-0049, Jan. 2015.
Senior Fellow Gravity & the Extreme Universe
McGill UniversityDepartment of Physics
PhD (Experimental Particle Physics) University of Victoria