Thomas M. Crawford
KICP Senior researcher
Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 2003
In 2008, the SPT team reported the first successful use of SZ observations to find previously unknown clusters. More recently, the team has published the first cosmological constraints from an SZ-selected sample of clusters, the first detection of the SZ power spectrum, the first millimeter-wave detection of fluctuations in the cosmic infrared background, and the discovery of a new family of high-redshift star-forming galaxies.
In the seven years I have worked on this project, I have particpated in the design of the telescope, optics, and receiver; I have designed and built a protoype SPT receiver (which was used to qualify the secondary mirror and cold optics box); and now I am one of the leaders of the data analysis effort.
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Past Scientific Projects: Interferometric Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect Imaging Experiment (SZE)
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