I am a Research Associate, or Postdoctoral Researcher, at Jodrell Bank. My research focuses on Galactic foreground emission. I am a member of the Planck and C-BASS collaborations.
I’m using the first-generation OCRA receiver – the OCRA prototype – to carry out some observations of point sources at microwave frequencies, and have written my own program (pretty much from scratch) to process the observational data. See e.g. “30 GHz observations of sources in the VSA fields“.
I have been creating virtual cosmological skies consisting of the Cosmic Microwave Background, galaxy clusters and point sources (active galactic nuclei and dusty galaxies that are too small to cover even a pixel on my maps). These will be used for testing observational strategies using a virtual telescope and receiver, as well as for exploring the various properties of the maps with different input physics. I’m also doing simulations of the atmosphere at microwave frequencies. See “Statistics of the Sunyaev-Zel’dovich Effect power spectrum on arXiv.
I’m also interested in the history of Jodrell Bank. See Jodrell Bank stories.