Kevin Huffenberger

Associate Professor
Summary of Research Interests:
Astrophysics
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Contact Information

Department
Physics
Office Location
609 KEN
Phone
5-9409

Ph.D. Princeton University. 2006

Research

My main research area is physical cosmology, with an emphasis on Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) data analysis. A large portion of my effort has been dedicated toward understanding extra-galactic contamination (mostly AGN) to CMB surveys. Other work has devised sky simulations for testing software pipelines, measured telescope point-spread functions (beams) from sparsely-sampled data, and worked out efficient means for computing spin weighted spherical harmonic transforms. To broaden the scope of my research, I have also worked recently on statistical analysis of both optical weak lensing and the diffuse X-ray background.

I look forward to pursuing what the next generation of CMB polarization data can tell us about the universe, from the energy scale of inflation to the distribution of matter to the mass of the neutrino.

 

Publications

SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) publication search

ArXiv search

Software

Fast and exact spin-s spherical harmonic transform library

Data

"Inspector Gadget" Weak Lensing Simulations

Collaboration links

Planck. All-sky cosmic microwave background temperature and polarization satellite mission.

Atacama Cosmology Telescope. ACT is a ground-based CMB temperature and Sunyaev-Zeldovich telescope.

Q/U Imaging Telescope. QUIET is a ground-based CMB polarization telescope.