CMB Astrophysics Research Program

UC Berkeley - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Professor George Smoot's group conducts research on the early Universe using the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB) and other astrophysical sources. These investigations are directed towards realizing a variety of science goals regarding CMB. Graduate and undergraduate student and other job opportunities, pending funding, are available in the various research projects. These projects include:

COBE, satellite data analysis on the anisotropy and spectrum of the cosmic microwave background and on infrared emission from Galactic and extragalactic sources.

MAX, MAXIMA, and BOOMERANG: a balloon-borne degree CMB anisotropy experiment.

COBRAS/SAMBA a satellite proposed to extend the COBE DMR work. It completed Phase A feasibility study in May 1996, and has been selected for a mission by ESA (European Space Agency) in July 1996.

GEM the Galactic Emission Mapping project. A radio survey of Galactic emission.
RAND (Radio Array Neutrino Detection) a receiver array to detect radio emission from ultra-high energy neutrino interactions in the South Polar Ice Cap.
Education/Outreach/Visitor page: this section contains a variety of information, such as topics related to cosmology and astrophysics, directions on how to get to the lab, and where you might be able to apply in order to become a visiting employee for a group here at LBNL.
The Smoot Astrophysics Group and its Personnel are associated with several different institutions:
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Revised 14 Feb 1995
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