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Dr Hsin Cynthia Chiang

Cynthia Chang
   My research focuses on observational cosmology and using precision measurements to constrain the history, evolution, and structure of the universe.  I specialise in instrumentation and data analysis for a variety of cosmic microwave background experiments, and I am also interested in observational probes of reionization.

I have participated in wide variety of international experimental collaborations, including the Planck High Frequency Instrument, SPIDER, South Pole Telescope, BICEP1, C-BASS, and PAPER.
     
 Position:   Senior lecturer
Qualifications:
  Postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago
Dicke postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University
PhD in physics, California Institute of Technology
BS in physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaig
     
 Telephone:   031 260 1006
Email:   chiang@ukzn.ac.za
     

Recent Publications:

 

D. Hanson et al., “Detection of B-mode Polarization in the Cosmic Microwave Background with Data from the South Pole Telescope,” Physical Review Letters, 111, 141301, 2013.

A. A. Fraisse et al, “SPIDER: Probing the Early Universe with a Suborbital Polarimeter,” Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 04, 047, 2013.

Planck HFI Core Team, “Planck early results.  VI.  The High Frequency Instrument data processing,” Astronomy & Astrophysics, 536, A6, 2011.


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