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Christian Reichardt

Associate Professor
Physics
dark energy
Inflation
cosmological tests of fundamental physics
cosmological structure formation
science & technology
physical sciences
astronomy & astrophysics
cosmology: observations
cosmic background radiation
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A/Prof

Christian Reichardt

 
Division
Science
 
Primary Interest
Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect and Galaxy cluster Cosmology
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A/Prof

Christian Reichardt

 

Dr Reichardt’s research utilises international experiments to study the Cosmic Microwave Background, relic radiation from the Big Bang. He is a key member in the international collaborations for the South Pole Telescope (with the experiments SPT-SZ, SPTpol, and SPT-3G), and the POLARBEAR and Simons Array experiments.

Members of his group are using data from these world class observatories to address some of the big problems in cosmology today: (1) using galaxy clusters, the most massive collapsed objects in the Universe, to study dark energy, (2) using the gravitational lensing of the cosmic microwave background to measure just how massive neutrinos are, and, perhaps most excitingly, (3) looking for the gravitational waves, the so-called “smoking gun” for an inflationary epoch in the first instant of the Universe.

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2010

Group Achievement Award - Planck US HFI instrument team

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

2002

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

National Science Foundation

2001

Sigma Xi Award

California Institute of Technology

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Associate Professor

Physics

Member Of Asa

The Astronomical Society of Australia

Aas Member

American Astronomical Society

Education


Physics

California Institute of Technology

Physics

California Institute of Technology