As a NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow (AAPF), I have a unique opportunity to carry out an integrated program of independent research and education. In August 2015, I moved to UC Berkeley to continue my research on POLARBEAR.

The POLARBEAR team uses microwave detectors mounted on the Huan Tran Telescope in Chile's Atacama Desert to interpret the polarization pattern of the microwave background. This maps the distribution of matter back to a time to the universe's inflationary period - 380,000 years after the Big Bang.