Eric is currently working on cosmology and in particular the cosmic microwave background radiation. He is involved in a project to estimate the foreground presented by extragalactic sources.
Extragalactic foregrounds will significantly affect the MAP and the Planck satellites and balloon-borne experiments, such MAXIMA, because of their improved resolution. Eric has recently completed a paper with Professor George Smoot that predicts the level foreground microwave anisotropy that will be generated by infrared bright galaxies astro-ph/9603121
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Return to the Smoot Group page for a complete description of Dr. Smoot's group's research activities.