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Jeffrey P Filippini

Assistant Professor of Physics
Assistant Professor of Astronomy

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Specializations

  • Observational Cosmology
  • Particle Astrophysics
  • Instrumentation

Research Description

My research interests lie at the intersection between the universe's workings on its largest and smallest scales.  Recent work includes:(1) Observational cosmology with the cosmic microwave background, particularly the search for evidence of primordial gravitational waves with balloon-borne (SPIDER) and terrestrial (the BICEP/KeckArray program) instruments.(2) Searches for the interactions of particle dark matter in terrestrial detectors.(3) Development of advanced instrumentation for astrophysics and fundamental physics, often involving detectors operated at sub-Kelvin temperatures.My work involves both instrumentation development and data analysis.

Education

  • 2008 Ph.D. Physics, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2004 M.A. Physics, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2002 A.B. Chemistry and Physics, Harvard University